Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is It Called Nesting Even When You're Not Expecting A Baby?

I've been nesting a lot recently.

Cleaning out closets, cabinets, and drawers.

Washing windows, scrubbing floors, polishing furniture.

Rearranging furniture, swapping out accessories, fluffing pillows.

Hugging people, saying "I love you", and rejoicing in God's blessing.


Because 2 weeks from today, I'll be getting a second chance at life.

You could call it a "New Birth". 

I'll be getting the gift of a new kidney from a dear friend. 

In two weeks, at this same hour, we will both be in side-by-side operating rooms.  My friend will be in the "giving" room and I'll be in the "receiving" room. 

Her generous gift will allow me to live a more normal life.  I will no
 longer sleep for hours at a time.  I will be able to run after my grandchildren.  I will be able to sing praise songs and clap my hands at the same time without being exhausted. 

When my surgeon asked the two of us if we had any concerns about the surgery, we replied in unison "Let's do it".  He simply smiled from ear to ear and said, "This will be good". 

And it will be.  That's why I'm nesting.



  1. What a blessing! So happy and excited for you! God is GOOD!!!
    Continuing to pray for your and your precious friend!

  2. Lot of "nesting" going on at our home too. Spring Cleaning...type.
    PTL! I will be lifting you both up in prayer. I just cannot imagine any better reason to be nesting.

  3. Of course you can call it nesting!! And I'm amazed at all you can do!

    We are praying for you every day!!!

    Sheri O.

  4. What wonderful news!!! Keeping you in our prayers!


  5. I am so happy for you and your family! Ashley told me the great news this weekend! What a wonderful friend and a blessing!

  6. Praying all goes well with your surgery and that God will give you comfort, hope and peace.

  7. Oh my gosh - see what I miss when I get busy?! I am so excited for you! I've been praying that you would find a match! Yay!!!


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