About 11 minutes ago Evie was rolled in to the operating room. Now begins the six hour procedure to open her chest and transpose her arteries, patch her narrow aorta, and repair the hole between her lower ventricles. Preparing her for her surgery was an emotional experience. We do wrestle with some fear and we shed tears. When we are most confident, we also shed tears at the thought that it will be up to 48 hours before Evie will see and hear her parents again. We place her in the hands of God trusting and hoping that his good gifts of miracles and medicine will accomplish his good will.
I was able to survive last night and sleep with this on my mind, "Can anyone add a single hour to [her] life by worrying?" (Matthew 6.27). So instead of worrying, we will just attempt to wait.