Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Grateful Heart...


I really can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for the prayers, care and well wishes we received.  We are blessed beyond measure.


Evan had complete relief of the severe pain in his leg on waking from surgery.  The numb areas will take time to improve, but the horrible pain is gone.  We are infinitely grateful.


As for myself, I am in awe of the power of prayer.  While some might pass the miracle of Evan's pain relief off as the skill of the surgeon (and that certainly plays no small part), my own relief from fear and worry can have no other explanation than God's hand.  And, it was the prayers of others that brought that peace for me.  I could. not. even. ask. it for myself.  At one point last week, the fear was so strong it almost took my breath.  


Twenty-five years in the operating room has left me with a few haunting memories of "routine" procedures that should have gone perfectly well... but, they didn't.  They were few and far between... but, my memory has always been good...  And, my grief for those patients has never waned.  Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

However, the day of Evan's surgery... I was at perfect peaceThank you to all who prayed.  For both of us.


I'll leave you with this quote for today...

And, gratitude beyond expression...

blessings ~ tanna

23 comments:

krishna said...

Oh dear.. a big hug for you.. everything will be alright.. you are brave..

Susan Sevig said...

Blessings and peace. Hugs, too.

Mildred said...

So very thankful to the Lord for answered prayers for Evan and for you. Continued prayers as the healing begins. Thank you for updating us. xoxo

Betsy Brock said...

So happy to hear this! I know that amazing peace that comes at just the right time. There is no other explanation other than God is giving it to you. And yes, it usually comes when your loved one is in the operating room! So thankful for your peace and your husbands good outcome! Yay!

CathieJ said...

I am so happy that everything went smoothly and Evan has relief. I am also glad that God's peace and grace calmed you.

Kerin said...

Such a relief that all went well, and that the healing is beginning.
Of course we are happy to offer prayers on your behalf, and on the behalf of your family members.
It's cause we love ya!!!
Take care, and know that y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers!

~K.

Judy S. said...

So glad to hear your good news! Thanks for letting us know!

podso said...

Overjoyed to ready this, Tanna. God is faithful and good and hears our prayers and delights to answer. You both have been much in my thoughts and prayers. I know the fear you speak of--and the peace on surgery morning. Nothing short of miraculous. Gary too awoke knowing the pain was gone. So wonderful. He finally saw the surgeon this week and is "above the curve" in spite of his two setbacks during recovery. So we are very, very thankful. He walked 1.5 miles yesterday and starts PT later this week. Will continue praying for Evan's recovery and your strength in taking care of him!

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Tanna, prayers for Evan, you and your family!♥️♥️

Rose said...

I am so happy to read this...so thankful for the outcome.

Laurie said...

I'm really happy to hear this, Tanna! I know you are so relieved. And I, too, believe in the power of prayer. You were covered!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm so glad to hear that your hubby's surgery was successful. Praying now for complete healing and continued relief from pain. Take care of yourself, too! xx Cheryl

La Table De Nana said...

Your gratitude and joy are so evident..the screen is bursting with relief.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒŸto me that's a miracle and I can imagine that just thinking about it your eyes fill with tears.
I can imagine,
.
Happy for you all
And yes ..wonderful surgeon!
Have a great weekend..I know you will..you both must feel 20 yrs younger!🌞

From the Kitchen said...

Your post brought a smile to my face this morning! God is great--a healer and comforter!!

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. I feel the same way you do whenever I know someone is to have an operation. Even when my husband had his procedure a couple of months ago, I was afraid ... it was routine, but as you said, sometimes things don't go as planned. Back pain sure is debilitating. I'm glad your husband has relief now. Sending hugs and blessings, Tammy

Lynne said...

Love . . .
Peace . . .
Continued prayer sweet lady . . .
Hands held for you and your sweet . .

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Praise God! I am so very thankful it all went well. God is just so awesome!

Christine said...


****** POWERFUL!! ******

Rejoicing with you and Evan!

Tricia Buice said...

Such wonderful news Tanna. I am so happy for your both - and also grateful to call you my friend. Please take care of each other and get plenty of rest. Hugs and blessings to you!

Linda said...

excellent news Tanna...so happy for you both...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Donna said...

So happy for you and your Evan! God loves you and so do I. <3 I am usually good through the 'event', but fall apart after. Bless you! d.

karen said...

I believe in the power of prayer and I'm glad all is well with you. Phew! Nothing like a bit of medical stress to make us grateful....

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So glad to hear that your husband's surgery went well and he is on the way to recovery! Continued prayers...

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Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.