Rod and I prayed the Rosary this morning while she was having her chest closed. Being Saturday we prayed the Joyful Mysteries. As we were praying, I had a great a-ha! This week, Viv's surgery was on Wednesday. We prayed the Glorious Mysteries. This morning, with her chest being closed, the Joyful. I felt Mary telling me that in celebrating everyday with Vivian, there are so many joys and victories, moreso than the sorrow. What hope I have had in my heart this whole week for Vivian to be such a strong fighter, and she has done wonderfully! There is so much joy in being here with her, encouraging her through this, and in living the joy of being her mom....What an honor!
I had two first thoughts when I saw her today with her going to be scar: Oh my goodness! How beautiful is she? (This part of her will always be seen as a beautiful victory. ) and, God has made her perfect-just as she is. If He didn't want her to have this scar, He would have given her a different heart. Because He didn't, He gave her this scar to be a constant reminder of the great love He has in such a special way for her.