Thursday, July 3, 2008

Today Is Surgery Day (And Award Day Too!)

Well friends, today is the day!

I have to be at the hospital at 8:30am, and the surgery should take place somewhere around lunch time or after; they could not give me a definite time.

No more housework for me.......for a whole month!
Shannon is really going to miss me being able to take care of the house.

He's a man who really appreciates a woman's touch in the home.;)

I'm not sure how I am going to handle laying in bed for so long, but between reading, blogging, and watching television hopefully I will make it.
Thank goodness Melissa cut and highlighted my hair Tuesday, so at least my hair will look good while I am bedridden, amen? ;)

The doctor said that after a month of laying in bed (with good hair) that I should be able to resume my normal activities. He said if all goes well, I should feel like a new person.

I certainly hope he is right about that. (But just in case he isn't, could you all pray about that for me? Thanks!)

It will definitely feel good to be back to normal.:)

Well at least my sense of humor and delusions imagination are still intact.

And one more thing before I go, I have been given an award from my blogging friend, Tracey; she gave me this award from Arte y pico. Tracey loves the Lord and her family. On her blog she shares stories from her life and some fiction stories that she likes to write as well (and they are very captivating stories). She and her husband are going through the process right now of trying to adopt a baby, so she has also opened up her heart to share about all of the aspects of adoption. You should check her blog out if you haven't already. Her blog is called Grace Comes By Hearing.

Tracey absolutely made my day with this award. Now while I am all sickly and bedridden (with good hair), I can just look at this award to lift my spirits.

I have so much fun posting and reading blogs, so this award means a lot to me. Through blogging I have met some of the most amazing women. Women who make me laugh, touch my heart, encourage my spirit when I am down, and who willingly share their love for the Lord and what the Lord has taught them through His Word.

The rules of this award say that I am supposed to pick "five"(or twelve) blogs to pass this award along to; I don't know exactly how to pick "only" five (or twelve), because I know of like fifty blogs that deserve it much more than I do.

But, since I am a rule follower, I will stick with "only" five (or twelve); please just know that I think each and every one of you deserve this award.

The five (or twelve) ladies that I am passing this award to are very special to me; they are like dear friends. Each one of them have touched me and blessed my life in so many different ways. So, that being said, it is my privilege to pass this award on to these wonderful ladies. (If you click on their names, it will take you to their blogs; just tell them Amy sent you.;))













If you aren't already reading these ladies' blogs, you must begin to do so now.

As a matter of fact, you should visit all of the blogs that you see listed in my "Links To Lurk" section. Trust me when I tell you that every single one of them are amazing ladies. They are all deserving of this award.

I'm just saying is all.

And the rules to go along with this award are:

1. Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award (

Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers for me.
I cannot begin to tell you how much your thoughtfulness means to me.

I also want to wish all of you a "Happy Fourth of July!"
Eat some good stuff for me and enjoy the fireworks!

Hopefully, I will be back to blogging soon.
God Bless,


The Laundress said...

Oh woman! Good luck today.

I hope everyone notices your great hair.

I'll be thinking of you...


Mia said...

Now, that is just like YOU...the morning of major surgery you are handing out awards and thinking of others!!!!!!
Thank you very much! This award is FAN-TAB-ULOUS!
Many,many prayers,good wishes,hugs,crossed fingers & toes coming your way today!

valerie said...

Thank you so much Amy!
You are so precious to be thinking of others on the day of your surgery.
You will be in my prayers all day long as you come to my mind.
Thanks again for the special award.
Love ya,

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Already praying for your recovery! I posted prayer request for you even before I came to see your site. come back to blog world siin. You have such great humor so I can only imagine how funny you will be on those pain pills!!
Love ya girl!

In His Graces~Pamela

My Goodness said...

Thank you for the award, Amy!

I'm praying for you today, sweet lady. May God give you comfort, wisdom and skill to the doctors, and a speedy recovery for my dear friend.

((((BIG HUGS)))) b/c you won't be able to handle that big hug for a while after the surgery!

Yolanda said...

Praying for a speedy recovery, and divine healing.

Yolanda said...

To my sweet baby girl!
You have been in my CONSTANT prayers for a successful surgery, a skilled doctor and anesthesiologist, kind care-givers after the surgery, and NO PAIN afterwards and NO TAPE on your back! :)
Me and Dad love you SO MUCH!!!!!
You are so blessed to have these kind ladies on your side!!!
Love, MOM :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Ames, you are already gone now. Wow, you have some early risers. Looks like your mom was the last to post at that was at 5:51. Wow, I wasn't even out of bed until 6:40. I know you know I'm thinking of you and praying for you so I guess that will have to do since I've already missed your departure.

Thank you for this very sweet award. You are very kind!

Beandip71 said...

Amy you are so sweet!! Thank you for the award. I consider you a dear fiend too and wish I could be with you today. I will be praying for you throughout the day and I know the Lord is with you. I look forward to your return to blog land and to your full and complete recovery. To God be the glory!!


Michele said...

Thanks so much for the award! That was too sweet. Many prayers for a sucessful surgery and recovery! I'm praying for you my friend.

Michele said...

Thanks so much for the award! That was too sweet. Many prayers for a sucessful surgery and recovery! I'm praying for you my friend.

Mari said...


Pam sent me to your blog (waving at Pam). I'll be praying for a speedy recovery. And more great hair! Just think of all the blogs you can visit while laying in the bed with great hair! I enjoyed your post today. What a great sense of humor in the face of surgery! As my daughters would say, You rock!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Thanks so much! You are too kind! It's your surgery day and you are thinking of others.

Praying for you and anxiously awaiting your bloggy return.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thank you, Amy, for thinking of me. I'm glad that you feel at home over at my blog. It will take me awhile to contemplate my new found award status and to pass it along. Hope all goes well today. Keep us updated.


tiggerdaisy said...

Blessings to you, my friend!


Michelle said...

I'm visiting your blog from Pam's today. I pray your surgery went well, and you will have a full recovery. My Mom had back surgery last summer. It was hard for her to be down so long, but she does feel like a new person now. I pray the same for you.

Ellie said...

Good luck with the surgery!! I can't wait to hear from you again! I hope your awesome hair stays awesome! Tell us everything that happened when you get back!

Laura said...

You are too much! Thank you, sweet friend, for this lovely award! As I am writing this, I am sure your surgery is over and you have started the recovery process. I hope you feel my prayers fall on you tonight. I wish I could email you a casserole or something! I'll just send my love instead!
Praying still,

Lelia Chealey said...

Oh my goodness!!!! What a nice surprise this was! Thank you so much Amy!
Loved these pics of look so much like Brad's old fling! are a Mediterranean lovin' beauty! Thanks for the smile! REST in Him during this time. I'll be praying!

Aleisha said...

Good luck with your surgery and hope you have a great 4th, even if you are stuck in bed. =o) I'll be praying for you!

Chris and Wanda said...

Oh, Amy, I am so sorry that I have not been able to read your blog or post any comments, I pray that your surgery goes well and that you feel like a whole new woman. I love you so much and miss you my friend.


The Boyds Family said...

Thank you so much, Amy!! You are such an amazing woman and I am so thankful to have 'met' you.

I have been praying for you. I hope everything went well and that you will be on the road to recovery as I write this comment.

I'm certain the doctors and nurses will all notice how lovely your hair looks. :)

Laura said...


Anonymous said...

Praying for a wonderful recovery. Don't forget your lipstick! :)

LynnSC said...

Hi Amy,
Hope things are going well for you. Will be praying for your recovery.

Liz said...

Hi Amy. I'm thinking of you this morning, hoping you are doing well. Glad you have 'good hair' to see you through this! :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

how are you?

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Please e-mail me at I tried to email you this morning, but to no avail. you and am praying.


valerie said...

I'm hoping and praying all is well with you, Amy. I check every day to see if you've been able to post.
Just so you know.....I love you and you continue to be in my daily prayers as you heal.

Wanda said...

I, too, have checked and am thinking of you all the time. Let us know how you are doing. May God be healing you with his touch.

Love you always, Wanda

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