This morning, I called to check on Annie as I was driving to the hospital. The nurse let me know that the doctors had come out of their conference and had told her that Annie was scheduled to have an MRI tomorrow and that she would have surgery on Friday. This is sooner than I had anticipated (like I said in my previous post: Never Make Plans!) and means that after tomorrow I will not be able to hold her for quite some time. I arranged for my kids to sleep-over with friends and family so that I could stay late and soak up every last minute of snuggle time with her. I took my ipod and listened to my favorite peaceful music while I held and rocked her all day and evening. I appreciated and tried to memorize everything about her- the weight of her head on my shoulder, the rise and fall of her chest against mine, the little dimple in the middle of her top lip, the funny faces she makes when she is sleeping, and her bright little eyes when she is awake. It was a really sweet day- just what I needed as I know the next several are going to be very stressful.
Our family will be fasting on Friday for Annie and the doctors that will be performing her surgery. We ask for your prayers that day and would welcome anyone that wants to join us in our fast.