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My wife is going into surgery today. Back surgery. They are fusing three vertebrae in her lower back. It is going to be a big one.

She is somewhat anxious about the surgery, but it is amazing what hope will do to a person. The pain she has been living with has caused her difficulty in doing the things I take for granted .. getting out of a car, standing for long periods of time, walking up/down steps. She has hope that things will return back to normal after the surgery. I have not seen her this hopeful in quite sometime.

One has to wonder why is she going through this. Mid-forties and a degenerated back. I’m not sure of the why, but I know that no matter what you are going through God will not give you more than you can handle (1 Cor 10:13). Talking with her, she wonders at times, when the pain has been so bad for so long. Overall, she accepts what has been dealt to her. I believe that in the bigger picture, she will be able to help many others with what she has gone through.

She is a wonderful woman. After 23 years of marriage, I still cannot believe how in love I am with her. I definitely got the better end of the deal. Hoping that this surgery allows her to function more normally.