Hello again internet friends. Please pray for Mark's mom, Karen, today. And every day for the next six weeks!
She's having surgery on her knee again today and will continue to recover from infection for at least the next 6 weeks. Please pray specifically that the infection would be completely eradicated from her body. That her body would be restored to health. And that surgery and the recovery from surgery would be without incident.
Not every woman is blessed to have a Mother-in-Law who is supportive and unconditionally loving. So a brief word to those that are Mother-in-Laws who read this blog, be like Mark's mom. Know that your son's daughter doesn't need fashion advice, or tips on parenting, or career motivational discussions. She needs your love, your cheerleading, and your presence in the lives of her children. I didn't know that's what I needed until it was given to me. But, I'm so thankful for who she is in our family. One of the best parts of moving back to the Middle of Nowhere 2 years ago, has been her availability in our lives. She's quick to lend a hand when we're in crisis or offer babysitting for date nights. The past month, as we've been fighting illness in our family and she's been fighting infection in her knee, has felt very disjointed because we've haven't been around Grandma Karen.
Mom/Grandma, know that you're in our prayers today and we're gathering up as many prayers for you as we can. We love you and can't wait to see you back running errands and bringing lunch and cleaning out the toaster oven. Ok, just kidding on that last one. :)