Monday, November 12, 2007

Miracle of the Moment

I woke up this morning to the all familiar stupor of greeting a new day after a night filled with restless sleep. As soon as I rolled out of bed and my feet hit the floor I could tell that my legs were betraying me already. The floor felt like it was moving beneath me and I struggled with my legs as my brain was commanding them to walk. Despite these symptoms, I was in a fairly good mood and was looking forward to my appointment with the genealogist this afternoon.

At about 8:30 this morning I got a call at work from a representative in the appeals department at the insurance company. She was speaking in hushed tones ~ she told me that they had received my appeals information and have thoroughly reviewed it before passing it along to the medical director. Then what she told me just blew me away ~ she told me that the medical director had approved BOTH surgeries at TCI!!!! BOTH ~ both the tethered cord and the brain decompression. I couldn't believe what I was hearing ~ then I started to cry ~ tears of joy, relief, thankfulness! God hear our prayers ~ and answered them ~ The funny thing is that the medical director's decision was probably already made by close of business on Friday.

When the woman on the other end of the phone heard me crying she told me to hold off, because she wanted to get through what she needed to tell me and wanted to get off the phone before she too started to cry. Obviously, I am very humbled by the news and I think the shock of it all hasn't worn off, either. To solidify my good news ~ I got clinical confirmation from the geneticist that I do indeed have Ehlers Danlos and I had blood work done to see if we can pinpoint which type I have. God is awesome!

Miracles still happen today ~



It's time for letting go
All of our "if onlies"
Cause we don't have a time machine

And even if we did
Would we really want to use it
Would we really want to go change everything

Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

There's only One who knows
What's really out there waiting
And all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He's out there waiting
To Him the future's history

And He has given us a treasure called right now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And if it brings you tears
Then taste them as they fall
Let them soften your heart

And if it brings you laughter
Then throw your head back
And let it go
Let it go, yeah
You gotta let it go

And listen to your heartbeat

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment





5 comments:

Caroline said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes for you. I am beyond thrilled for you. The Lord truly answers prayers and if we just have faith in him we will be better than OK.

Your story gives me renewed hope that all my struggles in Canada will also work out. I know that the Lord has his loving arms around me and that everything is unfolding as it should. Thank you so much for sharing your message of hope.

joyful hugs,

Caroline

lzwitty said...

I am SO happy for you! You know that the Lord's Hand has been in every bit of this. Closer to time to go to TCI, contact me and I'll give you all the tips I can think of from where to stay to helpful hints following surgery. YEA! What wonderful news!

Tara said...

I just got your post on my blog! I can't wait to read your blog and the co-op blog and EVERYONES blogs!

I have had several MRI's, and I'm sure that my new neurologist will order one too. The one neurologist said that it was "boreline Chiari", but I don't know what he means by that. I recently read that Chiari gets mis-diagnoised a lot if there isn't enough protrution. So hopefully I will get a correct diagnosis soon! I just want to know what is making me feel this way and get my life back.

Ok, off to do some reading!
~ Tara

lace1070 said...

Thanks so much for all of the comments ~ God is good and I am thankful that my blog gives hope and renewed strength.

Izwitty ~ any info about staying at TCI would be really helpful ~ send me your e-mail address so we can chat :)
lacieheiser@gmail.com

REO said...

Lacey,
How I rejoice in your good news. I have marveled at your faith and your Blog friend Caroline's. I pray that God will continue to guide both you and Caroline as you both go through your journey. I pray that the surgery will go well. Thanks for your inspiration.
GOd Bless You
Ron Ovitt
Devog-evotional