Thank you for praying for me.
I've been hesitant to explain too much about what happened to me because it's honestly a crazy story.
And I'm not really into crazy.
But, I treasure you as a friend and sometimes friends just need to be invited in and told the bottom line. God miraculously saved my life.
I don't say that with drama. I say it with tears in my eyes and the deepest gratitude in my heart.
The surgeon that removed half of my colon that had twisted and distended to the size of a large football called me on Friday to tell me there was no sign of cancer in the pathology report. Praise God.
But then he said something else that I can't stop thinking about. "Lysa, I don't like throwing around the word miracle. But the fact you survived this is a miracle. The pathology report showed your cells were in a state of death." I didn't know what to say.
I had no words. Except "thank you." Thank You, God. Thank you friends who prayed me through this. Thank you to this surgeon who finally figured out why I was in excruciating pain for days and days in that hospital bed.
Thank you that I still get to do life. So, here I sit. But this quiet Monday morning is different.
I have a sacred realization. I have 15 staples in my belly. And I have a complete refocus on just how precious every second of every day truly is.
Might we all dare to whisper "it's a gift" to God today.
When the baby is crying and the deadlines are pressing and the stress is mounting and the enemy whispers "just get through this crappy day." Look up and shame the enemy back to hell by acknowledging today is a gift.
A gift from a good, good Father. And then look, seek, and dive deeply into what a true gift it is.
Hi, friends! Lysa’s team here.
We wanted to let you know about an important update. After the results of a CT scan yesterday, Lysa was rushed into emergency surgery.
Her large intestine somehow detached itself from her abdominal wall and twisted to the point where blood flow was dangerously restricted. A large section had to be removed.
We are praising God the surgery went well. But she will have a long road to recovery. So we would treasure your prayers for her.
Thank you all so very much!
Just in case someone’s harsh words are sitting heavy on your heart today.
That thing you're trusting God with? Take it one day at a time. We can't let fears or worries over tomorrow steal our joy for today.
Lots of tubes. Lots of healing still needed. And I'm still in critical care. But they bent the rules and helped me get a few minutes of sunshine.
So thankful for smiles with family today. And so very thankful for your prayers! Seriously, I deeply treasure your thoughts, comments, and kindness.
Also praying alongside everyone for Orlando.