Mar 24, 2010

Lean On Me. Well, Not Literally.

I never do this, but today I am taking full advantage of the fact that I have a blog. And it's MY blog goshdarnit, and I can do what I want.

So I am posting nude pictures of the Attorney General riding that little tricycle.

Oh, hush. I'm just kidding.

Actually, I am going to ask you a favor.

Yesterday morning I went in for what was supposed to be a very routine, basic operation on my left knee cap.

"Your knee cap? Well, mercy dahlin', what did you do to your knee cap?"

Oh, you'd like to know would you? Well then call my mom. Because I'm not tellin'. And I'm not tellin' for two reasons:

a.) It's embarrassing. It was an injury that happened SEVENTEEN years ago and it's still embarrassing. And why would I do anything on this blog to embarrass myself? This blog is for embarrassing others, not myself.

b.) My mother loooovveesss to tell it. Just loves to. It brings her mucho joy. And let's be honest, she doesn't have that much longer to live due to her ever increasing age - so why would I rob her of such joy? I wouldn't. I'm good like that.

Anyway, I digress...

Yesterday I went in for what was supposed to be simple and short and I was supposed to be up and roaming about by this morning. As I write this post I am laid up in bed with tubes running out of my knee, a pair of "crunchies" (Remi's word for crutches, not mine; though suddenly I have a hankering for Long John Silvers) by my bed and doctors orders to stay off my feet for SIX WEEKS.

Have I ever mentioned I have children?

I will admit that yesterday I had quite a hard time with this news. I cried for a good bit. And then asked for some Bluebell. And I am still having a hard time with it. I have a lot to do over these next few weeks. I was supposed to take my kids to see the Easter Bunny. I was supposed to sing on stage on Easter Sunday morning. I'm headed to a writing convention mid-April and will be attempting a flight and a hotel all alone, on crutches. I was also supposed to play with my kids and fix meals for my husband. I wanted to clean my house before my in-laws came into town. And searching for eggs at the Easter Egg hunt might have been fun.

And that's why I need your help.

I need your prayers.

*(I also need your home baked cookies, brownies and your old Entertainment weekly magazines. But that's another post, I suppose.)

I need you to pray that I heal on God time. If I heal on my time I will be down for six full weeks. But on God time? Heck, anything can happen! I like God time!! Unless it's one of those times when He chooses to make something last an eternity.....gotta hate those. So I am hoping for quick, miraculous God time.

I need you to pray that my kids never feel a moment of not having momma. That they have friends and family who come in and help and make the next six weeks much more fun than any week the could have with mom. Which probably won't be hard.

I need you to pray that the Attorney General has the patience of a saint. He is a wonderful care-giver.............for about 4 days. That's his limit. Which means that for 38 days I could be dodging bullets. So let's pray that his patience is just as sweet as his patient. Sweet Jesus help me!

And pray that I spend the next six weeks figuring out why it is God decided to sit me down where He could get my full attention. And that for whatever reason it is, I give in to it and don't fight it. He does nothing without a reason. So lets pray that I surrender to His will, His voice, and His reason for (at one time or another) having us all prop our feet up just be still.

I would really appreciate it, friends. And I call you "friends" because, well, I mean it.

Love,
Melissa

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
I just started reading you, and have to say I absolutely enjoy the heck outta you! I will definitely be sending some thoughts up to our God in hopes of 2 things... 1)That He picks this time to be quick about it and 2) That in that quickness, He also gives a clear message as to why you need to be still.

MBush said...

Hang in there....and send me your address....I'll send you cookies and tranquilizers!

Melissa Lee said...

Dear MBush,

Email me at melissalee@consolidated.net and I will be happy to give you my address for the tran...I mean, cookies.

Oh, and if those cookies are stuffed with tranqs, well, it's our little secret. ;-)

Rudd Family Circus said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and the stillness you need to truly hear. I do hae old life and styles and in touch if you want me to send those your way I am happy too !! Love your blog and best wishes for you and your family :)

Jenny said...

Girl..that stinks. I will be praying sweet blessings over you and your family. God just knew that He would need to hit you over the head...I mean knee, to get through to you. :)

votemom said...

i broke my leg in 7 places when my 3 oldest children were ages 2, 6, and 9.

i was in bed for 3 months... in a wheelchair for 2 more, and in casts a total of 9 months.

humanly, it was insane and what i THOT was my worst nightmare.

but you know what... i wouldn't trade that for the world. it was me and God and He had an agenda and He gave me the grace to submit and let Him accomplish it.

those 9 months were a gift that changed my life.

often what God doles out is hard, but it is ALWAYS good.

obviously you've done HARD before. breaking my leg was NOT my worst nightmare. i have some perspective now. and now, my husband is battling cancer and i'm looking into His face to find out what He wants to do, and praying He'll help me cooperate.

praying right now for you... for compliant children, for sound sleep at night, for laughter, and for divine insight into the heart of God. amen.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh I am so sorry you are stuck in bed - and with tubes coming out of you, for that matter!
Hang in there and, YES!, I will be praying for you.

Cari said...

Praying for you!

Katherine said...

I'll be praying for you, girl! I'm glad that you are surrounded by extended family to help out - maybe Remi can assist with the Neighborhood Watch!

Miss Jenn said...

praying, praying...

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I hope you're going okay my dear. I am so sorry. Heal quick.

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