Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Unexpected News

The end of last week we had some unexpected news. The sort of news that you never want to hear. And yet, news that could've been so much worse. Gratitude and great concern all wrapped up into one.

Our dear grandpa underwent testing on his heart where they discovered two of his main arteries were 95% blocked, with the third 40% blocked. They immediately scheduled triple-bypass heart surgery for early Monday morning (yesterday).

It's been a whirlwind of calls, texts, travel plans, and prayers as Dad & Mom traveled to Iowa to be with Grandpa & Grandma and Mom's family during this time.

And yesterday, in the midst of the surgical center, something beautiful happened. We posted our prayer concern on Facebook and Instagram and were flooded with comments, prayers, and love from you. How precious is the body of Christ! As they wheeled Grandpa into surgery, Mom & our aunts sat with Grandma and read each of your comments one by one as they were posted. We were overwhelmed by your care and prayers as our family walked through this difficult time. Thank you.

The triple-bypass surgery was a success and Grandpa came out of the anesthesia without complications. He is now in the slow, painful recovery process. The next few days will be critical.

Again, we cannot fully express our gratitude and covet your prayers for the coming days.

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