I've got some major prayer requests today, for those who are so inclined.
We flew back out to LA yesterday. Our daughter, Katherine, is facing a very complicated surgery tomorrow. I'm sure my son-in-law will do a better job explaining the details on KatherineWolfInfo, but it involves removing part of her thigh muscle and transplanting it into her face. To call this procedure "intricate" would be a wild understatement. They've told us that she will probably be in the hospital for 5 days. (That's pretty long for this era, in case you haven't had to go lately.)
Based on her previous facial surgery, I am assuming that it will be very painful. Please pray for her. Pray for her physical healing, pray for her spirits. Pray for the surgeons and other medical personnel. Pray for a result that is nothing short of miraculous.
As you other parents know, there is just about nothing on earth worse than witnessing your child in pain. So please pray for us, as well. I am feeling slightly sick to my stomach. And of course for Jay, who will be sleeping in the room with her.
Hey, and while you're praying, throw James in there as well. He's really sick. We're going to the pediatrician in a couple of hours.
Thank you for letting me share our burdens with you. Your faithful support means more than I can say.
Unrelated, but related:
This song has been playing around in my head lately. I guess it expresses part of what the community of faith means to me.
Sometimes healing is about more than sewing broken body parts back together.
This won't appeal to everyone, but if you're interested in the context of the lyrics, one of the band members talks about it here:
(Just don't let the hair in the eyes distract you.)
Finally, thanks for all of the book suggestions! If anyone else wants to recommend anything, please keep adding them to the previous post’s comments. BTW, I'm inhaling The Liar's Club. Almost can't put it down.