Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
Thank you Sunshine, for the untiring sunshine that you spread for Martie and for your updates.
For my own clarification while I am in Announcements and to copy offline, Martie's going into surgery at 2pm Pacific time means that her operation will start at 11pm on Friday night, South African time, that she will come out of surgery about 3.30am on Saturday morning and she will come out of recovery probably somewhere between 5.30am and 7.30am on Saturday. I will be praying so very extra-hard, along with everyone else, that there will be a wide golden pathway of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of prayers between us and God that will make it even easier for God to use to ease Martie through the operation and back to the beginning of a wonderful, gentle, pathway to perfect health. I will use my impatience to fuel my patience waiting for you to be ready to be back posting on Pip. Taylor, please organise for a huge room at the hospital for us all and our prayers to fit into, waiting with you for those hours which will seem very long, but which will pass, second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour. I know you know we will all be with you, every mini-step of the way. Keep up your strength, courage and faith, and if you should falter for a second, lean on God and our prayers. We are there with you.
Lots and lots and lots of love to you, Martie. It is now (South African time 10.25pm - Pacific time 1.25pm) about 33½ hours before we will get the message from Sunshine that your operation was successful and that you are resting and that you are on your way to recovery. What a wonderful moment that will be!
Strength, courage, faith and love to you, our Martie, (and rest as much as you can in preparation for that wonderful job that God, the surgeons and our prayers are going to do on you)