Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Not My Favorite Day

REMINDER:  PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON FACEBOOK ABOUT MY DAD. 

UPDATE:  OUT OF SURGERY AT 3:50pm, SO IT ONLY TOOK 2 1/2 HOURS.  THEY DID NOT HAVE TO BREAK ANY RIBS.  STILL WAITING TO HEAR ABOUT WHEN OR IF HE IS OUT OF ANESTHESIA AND MY MOM CAN SEE HIM. WILL KEEP MY BLOG UPDATED AS I CAN.
 

My dad is having surgery today to remove the lower lobe of his right lung.  He has one spot of adenocarcinoma.

His surgery is supposed to begin at 1:00.  I've been trying to NOT think about it, but just typing that sentence is freaking me out.

If you saw my status on facebook, historically, November 1 hasn't been a stellar day.  Good thing I'm a believer in the Almighty God of the Bible, and am not superstitious, because dates don't mean a thing.  Not really.  I know that my dad is firmly in the palm of God's hand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l6wzxRTVpw&feature=related
Here are the lyrics, but you really need to hear the music too....Amazing.
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) by Chris Rice


Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O raise your head for love is passing by

Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus 

And live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And Precious blood has washed away the stain

So
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
And live!

Like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk sometimes we fall

So
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall of Jesus
And live


Sometimes the way in lonely
And steep and filled with way
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain

Then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
And live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside

Then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
And live!

With your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace and laugh on Glory's side

And 
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus

And live!

Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus

And LIVE!


4 comments:

Patty Ann said...

He is in my prayers today. I hope all goes well and that you are well also. You are so amazing, and that song is beautiful.

Pam said...

thanks for sharing Kerri. life is not easy at all that is for sure but so thankful that we have the hope of heaven some day
I am praying for you, for your family especially your dad and the people who are taking care of him...love you Kerri

Rachel said...

I know this is a very hard day for many reasons, but you'll get though it. Praying that God guides the hand of your dad's surgeon today.

The Jammie Girl said...

You're in my prayers, and we both know how powerful prayer can be. Hang in there!