Wednesday, October 1, 2008


It's me again!! I'm home right now with Christian, McKenna and Emma. I've gotta go get the other two kiddos from daycare in an hour, but I've got an hour! My mom is here and I literally could not do this without her. We decided to divide and conquer and she is going to take care of Amy and I'm going to take care of the kids (I don't know if that's divided equally, but it'll work).

To make a long story short; Amy had an ovarian cyst that must have been quite large. It ruptured and kind-of wrapped itself around her ovary causing intense internal bleeding. The surgeon removed the ovary and fallopian tube and they expect her to make a full recovery. This is a quote from her surgeon; "She is one strong girl. I removed over a liter of blood that had pooled in her abdomen. I can't believe that she wasn't screaming and writhing in pain." Well, I won't go into all the details but I could hear her as I walked down the hall of the ER to get to her room. They were examining her and I have never seen her in so much pain. She was in surgery within an hour. The surgery itself took over an hour. She's not supposed to go back to work for two weeks, so that is going to complicate things quite a bit for all of us.

So it's been a long day. I'm frustrated that we're going through yet another trial. I'm so tired. BUT I have definitely found that you can see God's hand so much more clearly when you're in the middle of a storm. It makes me think of Peter on a boat in the middle of the storm. Peter was terrified until he saw Jesus! I can see Jesus. I really can. He's in all the tiny details of this!Ryan just got on a flight home. He had to run to catch it (and his bags probably aren't with him) but he's coming home. Thank you God. I had two juice boxes this morning for Abby and Nate's lunches and I never buy juice boxes, but I just happen to have them. Thank you God. My dear friend Heidi just happen to check my blog first thing this morning. She called me by 7:30am to say that she would take Christian for the day. Thank you God! Sarah prayed with me over the phone while I sat alone in the surgical waiting room waiting for word of Amy and she updated my blog. Thank you God! Sweet little McKenna is finally getting her nap! Amy's boss sat with her in the ER for a long time until I was able to be with her! And I haven't even listened to all my phone messages from precious people who love us! The list goes on and on! God is Good!

I'll keep you posted!!


Eddie Sargent said...
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Eddie Sargent said...

Wow, That is a lot to handle. Praise God for your family, husband, for you, and for the Kids. Praise God for Amy's quick recovery, because I believe it will be.

God never ceases to bless us, keep us safe, and walk with us through all the pains and trials of this life. Remember that even in our own inability to deal with it all, God comes in like a flood, calms, brings order, and guides every step we need to take. Thanks Judy for all that you do, and may God continue to pour out his favor upon you and all of your family.

Jenn said...

i'm praying for everyone as well... judy you are an amazing woman. you never complain and are always willing to do whatever is needed, even if it interrupts your day. i pray for strength for both you and amy, a quick and strong recovery, and lots of patience for everyone during this time. i know i'm up here but if i can help in any way, please let me know. i'll be down as soon as i can. :)

Anonymous said...

You "Brinkley" girls give a
whole new meaning to the word
sister.. You are so blessed
to have one another.
My thoughts and prayers are
with you all..

the*4*of*us said...

girl, you guys know that you are doing some awesome things for Jesus b/c satan attacks you every chance he gets. But he won't win!
I am praying for all of you...please let us know if you need anything!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Amy, you, all the children, your mom and finances. Another trial...another opportunity to glorify God. Your faith has been tested more than most this past year...but God is so faithful.

It's great that your family bonds are so strong and you are surrounded by supportive friends. Let them help you so you remain healthy and strong.

Love ya lots!

Anonymous said...

Judy, I've been checking back all day for updates. Thanks for this latest one. You all are in our thoughts and prayers (I told Dad & Mom about this too). God is holding all of you in the palm of his hand. May He give you strength, grace and peace. Anna