Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let's do this...

I know we usually ask for prayers for the little guy (who thinks he's the big guy) in our household, but this week, the prayer request is actually for the big guy of our household, Dusk.
We knew that 2013 was going to be a big surgery year for our family and it's starting NOW. Dusk is going in for total left hip replacement surgery this Friday (March 1st) at 7am. We'd appreciate all the prayers and good thoughts you can send our way. I don't talk about it much on here, but Dusk has been in excruciating pain for months. The poor guy can't move without being in pain and has been walking with a cane for sometime now. We're READY for the next chapter for him, for his pain to be over and for him to get back to the life he loved, with lots of golf and hiking! But hip replacement surgery is major surgery, with all the attendant risks and benefits. Luckily, we're so jaded after open-heart surgery that it doesn't seem like that big a deal, but truly, it is and we're a little scared, particularly about the immediate post-op recovery period. We're praying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery. Please pray with us! (and if you'd like to help out by bringing a meal during the week following his surgery, we won't complain - my mom will be here helping out next weekend (THANK YOU MOM!), but after that, I'm we're on our own! Please just email me if you'd like to bring us dinner and I'll get the sign-up list out to you!




  1. Praying for a speedy recovery and no more pain for dusk! Wish I lived closer I would come to help! Love you guys.

  2. Amy, I will definitely pray for you all. We were there right before our daughter with HLHS was born. My husband had a total hip a month before and was released from restriction the day before she was born. It's one more piece to the puzzle of your life that will add to the beauty of the picture, but it can be a little difficult while you're going through it. You are doing well accepting help when it's offered. Just a little hint from experience..."Be careful not to 'mother' your husband as he goes through this. Just be there as his wife and affirm him in every way you can." ;-)
    My prayers are with you-please keep us updated.

  3. Love you Amy!! and Yes the joseph's will be praying...funny about the hip pain. matt has been debating whether or not to have hip surgery himself. not a replacement, but he pulled something they need to fix. ugh. so painful and i can't even imagine how your sweet dusk is doing...will be praying. keep us posted as i know you will...

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