Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hero Mom

     Shortly after Karen and Sawyer came out of transplant surgery, I wrote the following letter to Karen while sitting bedside of Sawyer in the intensive care unit.  It was a difficult moment for me because I wanted to be with Karen too.  However, we made the decision in advance that I would be there for Sawyer when he woke up. 

    Since I could not be with Karen, I wrote down what I wanted to say to her if I were there when she woke up and sent it to her later.  I debated whether or not to post the letter because it is personal.  However,  I wanted to recognize my hero wife on  Mother's Day.  Besides, every husband should have a "Say Anything" moment for his wife every now and then.


Hero wife,

Wow!  What a day this has been.  While you were sleeping we were holding on to the edges of our seats waiting for the next phone call or visit from the medical staff.  It was remarkable how God orchestrated this day.

One of the toughest parts for me was when they told us they removed your kidney. It sounded so offensive I wanted to intervene.  I became overwhelmed by the thought of your sacrifice.

When your kidney was in transit, we all welled up with great anticipation.  We were told that your kidney was “big and healthy”.  I assure you that you are only healthy.

Then the greatest of all the moments…we were told your kidney was just attached to Sawyer and urine immediately began to flow.  We all praised God for pee!

Oh my hero wife!  You amaze me!  The gift you’ve given.  The sacrifices you’ve made.

Sawyer is doing remarkably well.   The turnaround is miraculous.  Praise God for His great provision, mercy and healing.  Lord, thank you for my hero wife.

I am so proud of you and honored to be the husband of Karen.

Oh my hero wife!  I love, love, love you!!



Lori :) said...

Yes - Karen is a Hero Wife! So does that make you the sidekick - Hero Hubby? :)
Thanks for sharing!

JJ said...


'Nough said.