Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Greetings to all! Wow, its been seven months already! Its hard to believe that we are in Houston, just a mile away from the Hospital. Its as though we are on the edge of the battle ground, waiting for orders to proceed. The order have come and the time is now. This is what our family and all of you have prepared and prayed for for the past seven months. Today was a little more difficult than I expected. We talked to our kids on Sunday evening about Cate's operations and they were fine with it, in fact they asked if we could leave the next day. I wasn't sure how to take that, so I decided it was that they were just excited about "sleepovers." As my mother inlaw showed up this morning I was compeletely overwhelmed with emotion, of course holding it together until they were down the road and I was in the bathroom by myself, then the floodgates opened. They were fine, happy as could be on their way to a playdate and a couple of weeks without the ironfist of their dad. We are staying at a very nice hotel just down the street from the hospital thanks to the generosity of some of our wonderful family members! Ali unpacked everything and I went to the grocery store, you know, good cajuns can't be without their essentials: Coffee, food, cold beer...Ali, I can't get her off the stuff...hehe. Today is my bride's 30th Birthday, so I am taking her out to her favorite resturant in Houston with a couple friends of ours. Cate begins the process of approval for surgery tomorrow morning at 8:00am. All goes well, they will admit her tomorrow afternoon and begin to give her fluids for surgery Friday morning. I will be updating the blog at least daily . Please pray for her, Ali and I, and our two other wonderful loving kids, Ella and Dude, and the wonderful team of nurses, doctors, and surgeons. Off to dinner, love you guys, check back tommorrow!