Have you heard??

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I am getting my transplant in 7 days!!!

I am so excited!

A few prayer requests:

Obviously that the surgery goes well and the kidney takes well right away
For a quick and painless (i know i am dreaming) recovery
For Mindy's surgery to go well and for a quick and painless recovery for her too
Mindy has come down with a little cold, please pray that she feels better SOON!
That I dont come down with anything.
For our families
For our nerves
For safe travel
For everything to come together quickly in terms of travel and lodging accommodations.
That i will get everything done that needs to be before we leave, my list is long and keeps growing!
And most importantly prayers of praise and thanksgiving to our wonderful Maker for this amazing blessing of a new life for me!

~Thank you all SO MUCH for all of your prayers and support during this crazy journey. I wouldnt be where i am at today if it wasnt for all of you, i feel very blessed!

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29 Responses to “Have you heard??”

kim said...

Lots of prayers headed your way!

And here's some encouragement for you -- when I donated a kidney to my dad, he walked into my room a few hours later all by himself. What a surprise to see that he was walking around already! And he never took pain medicine one time during his entire recovery!

Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Lots and lots of prayers for you and your family!!! I am so excited for you and I'm sure you are nervous and excited about the upcoming week. God will provide and protect all of you, I know it! Good luck, and that is so amazing news!!

Justine said...

I am absolutely thrilled for you!! And so amazed that it will be happening next week!!! Of course, lots of prayers will be sent your families way.....my sister had a liver transplant 8 years ago next month and it truly is a miracle!! I am so happy for you guys....Best wishes!!!! :) :)

Lauren said...

This is such good news!! YAY!! A whole truckload of prayers are headed your way!

K. said...

That is great news! Best wishes and prayers to you both.

~BIC

Patrice said...

Our God is so Mighty! We are shouting praises for you!!!

You, your sister and whole family will be in my prayers for the upcoming surgey and everthing that goes with it!

Mrs.Rotty said...

God is an awesome being! i pray for you and your family and your recovery. Good luck!!

you're a true roll model!

Kristal said...

I'm so happy for you!! You'll definitely be in my prayers.

Jen said...

This is amazing, I've started praying for you just recently and seeing news like this is awesome. I'll continue my prayers, and good luck!

tracy said...

AWESOME!!! we'll be praying :)

The Zeerip's said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks - hoping and praying that you would get a kidney. I will continue to pray as you face a life changing operation. i found your blog from the vanderzwaag's.
Rachael

Lisa said...

Katie!

Can you hardly believe it?! Wow! I heard last night at church and my jaw dropped, in excitement and awe at how fast things can move after they've seemed to be going so slow. How wonderful! We'll be praying hard for all of you.
Lisa

The VanderZwaag's said...

Thanks for the list of requests! If there is anything I can do to help please let me know!!! AHHHH, I'm so excited for you!!!

Rachel said...

Our prayers are with you, Mindy and your whole family. Take care of your self, and make sure that you don't try to recover too fast. Take the much needed time. God Bless, and we will be waiting to hear!!!

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers for you and your family! I'm so happy for you!! This is such great news. Good luck!!

Stacy

Alli said...

You, Katie, and your families are in my prayers. I'll pass the good news on to my church and we will all be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! The day you could hardly ever see getting here is only a heart beat away!! I am thrilled and exited for you beyond words. My thoughts and prayers will be with both of your families. Everything will go great, I just know it.
Trish

Alli said...

Katie, what time does your operation start? I want to know so I can pray for you throughout it!u

aLLiSoNWoNDeRLaND said...

That is awesome Katie!!!!
Praise God!!!!!

LJFredricks said...

Katie, I just think this is all so cool! Thanks for the specifics to pray for. Keep them coming girl, I have time and will keep praying ;). God bless you Mindy!!!

Tara said...

Praising God for His perfect timing! I will continue to pray for you and Mindy and for the surgeons as well as your families. I wept with joy when Mindy left my house Wednesday after she told me the news! Our God is so good. What a wonderful testimony you will have to share! How fortunate we are to be Christians that we can share this joy with others!

Anonymous said...

Your blog has been an inspiration to me. I have struggles of a different sort: a disabled husband who is slowly growing worse and a disabled mother who recently suffered another set back.
thanks for your transparency and your faith. I pray your surgery goes even better than imagined and that God gets much praise and glory for this marvelous work. Keep us posted!

Racine said...

Praise the Lord! Many prayers being sent your way!

Anonymous said...

God ROCKS!

Anonymous said...

Katie that is so amazing! I am so happy for you and will keep praying that everything goes smooth!

Anonymous said...

Katie, I have been following your story since the beginning. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. I wish you all the best and hope for a speedy/easy recovery for you both. After all you have been through I can only hope that this will be easy for you both. God won't give us more than we can handle. It is obvious that he has a special plan for you!!

TessCPDF from the Nest said...

Katie - Congratulations on your transplant date! I will keep you and Mindy, and your family, in my thoughts.

jrose35 said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile and I am so very happy that you are getting the transplant. The Lord is good and he will be with you always. Sending all my prayers your way to you and your family! :)

Jennifer

jrose35 said...

You have all my prayers for you and your family. Praying you and Mindy both have good healthy recovery's. Sending all good thoughts and hope all goes well for everyone.