Thursday, May 6, 2010

Surgery on Mother's Day Weekend

Have you ever HOPED you were sick? PRAYED for an illness?

I have been doing that lately. I am hoping that I have endometriosis. It just makes sense (that is what I've been telling God - I'm sure He's laughing). If everything else - like my eggs, hormones, and tubes are okay, then the only possible answer my infertility must be that I have endometriosis.

Okay, that's not exactly true. Here are other possible explanations:

- God has been teaching me patience, developing my character, and drawing me closer to Him.

... OR, maybe I picked up some weird germ when we lived in Spain... this is also the reason why I still can't seem to do the Cupid Shuffle.

- More likely, God has a plan for my life, and He is still weaving all the threads together to make a tapestry that only He can see.

.... OR, maybe I shouldn't have fed my broccoli to the dog as a kid. I missed out on some very important antioxidants when I skipped the veggies and headed straight for dessert.

- I think it's probably that God is working all things for my good, even when I don't understand it.

....Or, maybe the radiation from all my electronics has finally reached a tipping point.

- I am pretty sure that God is still in control, that He is blessing me beyond comprehension, that He has chosen the perfect family for me, including my beautiful Mother, precious Father, talented brother, wise husband, sweet dog, and all the friends who bless my life on a daily basis.

... Or maybe I do have endometriosis, and by having it cleared out, all my problems will be solved.

That's probably it.


  1. We are praying for you Emily!!!! God is definitely in control! God's blessings on you tomorrow!!
    Much Love,
    gina and scott

  2. I'm a high school friend of your Mom and Dad's. I had endometriosis, had the surgery and it all worked out great. I'll be thinking about you and your family tomorrow. By the way,you are beautiful just like your Mom.

    Lesa Nelson Agee

  3. Dear Emily,

    I just happened to see your tweet and follow up with reading your blog. I will be praying for you and your surgery, dear friend!!!!

    I was just telling fletcher earlier tonight that I wanted to see y'all the next time we're in atlanta. we're in the midst of some big transitions, but i can fill you in on those another time. for now, just know that I'm thankful for you and hope to see you SOON! it's been too long!

    Mary Elizabeth

  4. God has great plans for you, Emily! I love you and miss you so much. I know you are praying for answers, but it looks like you've already gotten the most important one. He IS in control and He DOES have a plan for you.

    Blessings to you-

  5. Emily,

    I'm praying for you this morning as you have this procedure! I hope that this will be the answer you are looking for! You said it perfectly, God is in control!!

    Thanks for being a fabulous friend! You ROCK!

  6. Praying for you right now!
    Beth and Craig

  7. I've been thinking about you since we spoke last. Praying for you! Keep us posted.

  8. Emily,
    I love keeping up with you and reading your thoughts about everything! I admire your faith and so thankful you share! I'm praying for you today!

  9. I'm praying for you and wishing you answers...answers that only God can give! It's so hard when our hearts and our heads argue back and forth...that's when the Spirit has to just step in and keep us straight!

    We love you and Clay both so much! Call if you need ANYTHING...even some new scrapbook mags to keep you company!