Isaiah 41: 9-10
I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Or is it bloggers block, or am I giving myself too much
credit for calling myself either of those things.I had really paced myself for the surgery to
be on Feb 14th, today I was supposed to be at UNC going through the
pre-op so I would have something to write about.Well instead I am sitting on my couch waiting
to go to our Thursday night bible study.Sorry to report there is nothing new to report.As Tom Petty would say “the
waiting is the hardest part”
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for
the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord."
Since I have been overruled by Kate on taking a skiing trip
between the pre-op and the surgery I need all of you guys to help me come up
with an idea (maybe hang gliding or bull riding) for the weekend before the surgery.I am going to get antsy just sitting around
so I need something to keep my mind occupied.So please put your best ideas in the comments section (this is just a
shameless plug to get some comments).I
figure some of you are way more familiar with the area than I am so even just
things to do around Chapel Hill will be very helpful.
Today Kate and I had an interview with a writer for her
college paper.Kate and Ashley decided
to let them know what we were doing and see if they had any interest in writing
about it, so they interviewed Ashley the other day and Kate and I today.It was a good conversation, she got a lot of
the information she needed from the Blog so that cut the questions probably at
least in half. She asked one question that I still haven’t really come up with
an answer for, it is one of those things that will probably bother me for the
rest of the day.
She asked what question do I wish people would ask me when
talking about donating a kidney?I’m not
sure; I don’t feel like a lot of people understand how my faith plays into the
donation so I wouldn’t mind being asked about that.I also
think most people think I am doing it for Kate, they always ask who I am
donating too, and I say my wife’s best friend from college.I get a lot of comments like you really must
love your wife, or your wife will have to do whatever you ask for the rest of
your marriage (and some comments worse than that).It makes me sad to see how people look at
marriage. It really explains why the divorce rate is so high.I wish more people could see marriage as a
blessing that allows you to grow as a person and closer to God, not a chance to
take advantage of another person for your own selfish needs.
The other thing that I have been trying to figure out the
answer to is how does life go on after this?I am sure I will blog about this after the surgery and when my life gets
back into the normal swing of things.I
just imagine it is going to be hard to be too concerned about building a
server, or unlocking a file after an experience like this.I touched on it briefly before but this whole
process gives you a completely different perspective on what is important in
life (it turns the volume down on things that aren’t important).
She is going to send the story to the local paper in both
Sanford (where Ashley is) and West Palm Beach so maybe it will make the local
paper. We will be famous, or at least
used to start a fire.