Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our Night Together

The wonderful ladies at Maple Hill's Mother Day Out Program along with the parents of my precious two year olds put together a special night for me and Kevin to enjoy before my surgery this Thursday. We were able to go to Evins Mill Bed and Breakfast in Smithville, TN.

We enjoyed 2 one hours massages when we got there. After the massages, we enjoyed a hors d'oeuvres, followed by a gourmet four-course meal. We had access to the full 40 acres along with the game room in the grist mill. The place was absolutely beautiful. Since it was the middle of the week, we were the only bed and breakfast couple there at the time we got the most wonderful individual attention. (there was some company there on a retreat but they had to spend their time looking at power points presentations) We didn't go hiking to the waterfall because we didn't bring tennis shoes. We did get to enjoy just a quiet time by ourselves. We enjoyed the game room and looking at the beautiful scenary around the mill. The most special part was that Kevin and I got to be together by ourselves and talk and love each other.

Tomorrow is my surgery. I have gone through every emotion possible from being at complete peace to near panic. I am so thankful that I have so many friends who are praying for me. I don't understand how anyone can go through any surgery or illness without God in her life. I know that without God, my life would be a complete mess and would not be able to handle any of these hurdles.

A special thanks to Sandy Hubbard. She is a nurse at Baptist Hospital and although she does not work in the same area that I will be in, she has checked to make sure that I have the best doctors and made sure that those who are taking care of me give me the best possible care.

Also, thank you to Jenny Leech and Tammy Robertson for taking my kids tomorrow so they can have a fun filled day with their friends and will not be sitting at home worrying about me.


13Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective James 5:13-15


  1. Praying for you, Mary Ann...for a successful surgery and quicker than imagined recovery and...peace. God bless you!

  2. I'll be wearing my pink and praying for you! May God give you peace and watch over you and the doctors! Love you!

  3. I found you through Laura Beth's blog and wanted you to know that I will be praying. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago this month. She, too, was young, with a daughter, and it just seemed so scary. She is doing well today, and I pray that same thing for you!

  4. I am a friend of Laura Beth and have been reading your blog. You will be in my prayers today and as you recover. May God bless your family with strength and comfort.

  5. Mary Anne, I am praying for the success of your surgery today.

  6. I'm a friend of Laura Beth's. Thanks for sharing your story. I'll be praying for you!