The moment that we have been wanting to get here so badly we could hardly stand it is now upon us. And now that it's here we don't want it to be here. Funny how things like that work. We checked into the hospital this morning. They have been getting Joel prepped for surgery & getting all of his blood work etc. done. Since we have arrived we have had a steady flow of friends & family coming by to support us. That has meant a lot to us. Joel goes in for his embolization at 7:00 tomorrow morning. His big surgery is at 9:00. We still have about 6 prayer slots left to have Joel covered in prayer tomorrow. If you would like to take a slot please comment below.
I am not sure how it will work with blogging for me tomorrow. I will have my laptop with me so I will update at some point in the day if I am ok to do so. If not during then after.
Joel was going to blog for you guys but I am sorry to say that is not going to happen. He has had a full day & he is really tired. He told me to thank all of you for your support & your prayers. He knows that God is going to do a miracle tomorrow in his life & is just ready for that moment to come. All of your comments & support has just blown his mind & mine as well.
As far as visitors we will let you know when Joel is able to receive visitors. Probably not for at least a day or so. We are at OU Health & Science-Presbyterian Tower Room #428.
I don't know what else to say guys. It has been a long road to get here. Filled with lots of tears & lots of heartache. Through it all we have just wanted his surgery to get here. Now that it's here I would give anything to not be here. I would give anything to be the one in the bed & not my husband. I think it is a crazy kind of torture to have to watch someone you love be in pain themselves. These next few days will be challenging but we know God will be with us every moment of it all. I look forward for the moment I can get on this blog tomorrow & tell you what a miracle He performed in our lives on Monday-June 14th.
The road right in front of the hospital is a familiar one to us. It is one that we ran this past April when we ran the OKC Memorial half-marathon. As we drove in today I couldn't help but think of all the difficult training it took to get us to that race. And how on that day we felt so good & healthy & full of life. Full of a sense of pride for what we accomplished. I cannot wait until that moment next year when we run that race again. Our hearts bursting with gratitude for the road we traveled to get there and for God's love & faithfulness through it all.
Thank you for everything. We appreciate you!
Lots of Love,
Sarah & Joel
"So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10"