Today was the day.
After an early, early wake up, we headed to the hospital. Everyone we came into contact with was wonderful- so willing to let us know exactly what was going on and how long things would take.
We were met in the holding area by our pastor and our children's pastor. They both prayed with us before Sweet Pea was taken back to the OR.
When we came out of the holding area, pastor was waiting along with another friend from church. Pastor stayed with us until Sweet Pea was taken over to the ICU. We were so blessed to have so many friends come and sit with us while we waited. It made the time pass by so much quicker.
Our other kids were kept entertained at home by grandma and papa. They are having fun, but are looking forward to seeing their sister again.
Now we wait. Wait for her to come off the ventilator. Wait for them to start removing tubes and wires. Wait for her to wake up. Wait to hold her. That's the hardest for me right now- I can't snuggle with her.
Continued prayers are greatly appreciated. The surgery was a success, but she still has a long road ahead of her.