Friday, November 24, 2006

An Authentic Thanksgiving

Great News! Son #1's best buddy/GF has finally received her much needed heart transplant. I realize that this means someone somehwere close to here has lost a loved one, but I thank God that they were selfless enough to recycle their loved one so that others might have a better, healthier more productive life.

Wednesday night at 10:30 GF called from Children's Hospital and said she was about to be wheeled downstairs into surgery. Thursday morning while we were in church GF's mom and dad called separately (they're divorced- I was pleased to see how much they each cared about GF's wishes that each called Son #1) to tell Son a)the donor heart was a good fit size wise; b) she went under the knife at midnight and was in recovery by 7 am Thursday; c) she would be in recovery for several more hours; d) after that she will be in ICU for several days and can only have her parents see her; and e) they will call and leave updates as often as possible.

Truly a spectacular Thanksgiving gift. One I am sure I'll remember for many years to come. A seventeen year old girl has been given an honest chance at a full and healthy life.


Devonna said...

What a wonderful blessing ~ it seems fitting somehow that it happened on Thanksgiving. I'll remember GF in my prayers.

Tara Marie said...

A beautiful reminder that Thanksgiving is more than a day of feasting. Thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Jenster said...

Hallelulia! What a great gift, Amanda. Please keep us updated as well.


Bookwormom said...

Hi Ladies- Thanks for the good wishes and prayers offered on her behalf. I'm sure she still has a ways to go, but at least she has a fighting chance now.