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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Approved & 'Who Am I'

Renewed hope...
Answered prayers...
Lingering anxiety...
          ...of/for new freedom.
          ...of/for new opportunities.
          ...of/for a new future.
          ...of/for a new life.

I received word today (after a lengthy story of back and forth between me, the insurance company, and the doctor's office)... I've been APPROVED for my permanent implant!!! The surgery won't be until December 22, but I'm SOOO happy that it's finally approved and a date has been set. Merry Christmas to me! :-) Although, I'm not quite sure how I'll feel for the holiday weekend, which usually consists of 3 days going from family party to family party (4 parties) and Christmas Eve service at church. I'm just so relieved that I'm going to be getting it implanted before the new year! So, now I've just got to work on getting over this horrible sinus infection (and stopping these recurring migraines) and getting my immune system as strong as possible, so that my surgery and recovery will go as smoothly as possible.

I appreciate all of the prayers that have been lifted up, and I would ask that you continue to keep me in your prayers as I wait for, go through, and recover from the surgery / procedure.
Below is a song that I have always loved, but it really touched my heart today when I ran across it on YouTube.

Who Am I by Casting Crowns

Who am I?
That the Lord of all the earth,
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I?
That the bright and morning star,
Would choose to light the way,
For my ever wandering heart.


Bridge:
Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.


Chorus:
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.


Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again.
Who am I?
That the voice that calmed the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.


Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.


Chorus

Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.


Chorus
I am yours.

Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
Cause I am yours.
I am yours...




"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)

4 comments:

  1. I am a HUGE fan of Casting Crowns. I love their new Christmas CD.

    I'll mark my prayer book for the 22nd of December. Just know that someone up in Canada is praying for you and hoping for the best possible outcome.

    Christmas peace to you and yours.

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  2. WooHoo!!!! 2nd person I know having this operation in December. Praying for great outcomes!

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  3. Amen Jamie! So glad that you were approved. I bet that is such a load off your mind dear one. Having you in prayer dear one. Blessings.

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  4. Congratulations! I wish you the best with your implant. What a terrific Christmas gift!

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