I am going over to the hospital soon - will write more tonight. It turns out that this Family House does not have access to the internet for guests, except on a computer they have set up for the purpose, so I am writing on that computer. I suppose I could take the laptop to the hospital, but - stupid shoulder might act up, - so - yuck. Couldn't call on my cell phone from inside the hospital either - so - I am technically frustrated!
Yesterday, just about the point where I was most afraid they would call off the operation (after about the 1 1/2 hour mark where it happened at Mayo) - I looked up and saw Pastor Bob Witherow coming toward me! Mike Cogswell told him we would be here, and he drove over from Ohio to see us. He truly was a messenger from God! he stayed a while and kept me company, and I felt SO much better - thank you Bob and Mike.
All of our thoughts and prayers were heard, and now we need to pray for Butch's safe and speedy recovery.