Sometimes I don’t have words and so I write. It’s therapeutic I guess.
To the doctor performing surgery on my mom today: I don’t know you and you definitely don’t know me but you are performing surgery on my mom today and so we are connected, even if for only a little while. I know that this surgery is small to you and that you do this literally all the time but we don’t do this all the time so please be extra careful. I am praying for you and my mom and so are many, many other people. My mom is in God’s hands and God is using you today so find comfort in that.
To you she is just a patient, but to me she is mom. She is also Mammy, wife, sister, daughter, cousin, niece, pastor’s wife, friend and so many things to so many people. If you knew her you would agree that she is extra special so be extra careful. Let me tell you, you wouldn’t believe how amazing this woman is! She works hard and lets the world see Jesus through her. She has always been there for my sisters and I and lets us chase our dreams and supports us in our endeavors.
It’s just a small surgery to you, I know that. But to us it is big so be careful. In fact, it is almost over. And when it is my mom will feel much better than she has recently. She’ll have her energy back and be healthier for all of us.
I know it’s your job, but to us you are a hero in a way. Thank you for taking good care of our mom today. She means the world to me and the only way I can stand being 250 miles away right now is knowing that she is in good hands.
Take care of her for us.
Update: She is out of surgery and is doing great! Thank you to everyone who prayed for her and a big thank you to the doctors and nurses that took such good care of her today!