Friday, January 9, 2009

Climb every mountain....

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every highway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
'Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.

That song from The Sound of Music is going through my head for 2 reasons: first, it is now Amelia's favorite movie and she watched it yesterday, second, Malin climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and should be arriving back at Tenwek today. Even though I did not physically climb a mountain, this week seemed like a long, hard journey. 

This week included several difficult deliveries, including a breech baby at 28 weeks, surgeries for ovarian and cervical cancer, 2 procedures I had never attempted before, and pregnant patients with pancytopenia, cardiac disease, hemoglobin of 3 (normal blood count is 14), and other various complex problems. Tenwek's local Ob/Gyn has been gone most of the week and leaves next week for 6 weeks so, I have been reading, studying and praying my way through most of these problems. 

Since, this is the first time this week I've had time to come home for lunch, it's been long days for the girls. I am grateful for the help and care other mothers provided this week for my children. I look forward to Malin returning...it is easier to climb mountains with friends, another Ob/Gyn coming....it is easier to climb mountains with colleagues, being off call next weekend....it is easier to climb mountains when rested, and to spend more time in prayer for this is the only way the climb will be successful.

3 comments:

laffing dawg said...

Okay, Sarah,
Now I have the song stuck in my head and will take the same approach you have taken. Going to scripture I cannot help but think than God will test my faith and I will climb every mountain put before me with His joy in my heart and faith that He has gone before me.

All things really are possible, aren't they.

Precious post and, again, it is such a privilege praying for the Freiss family. Thank you for taking the time to post. Malin, I really want to hear the details of the climb and see pictures.

With Him by my side,
Kathy
Bend, OR

Genet said...

I am continually amazed by the journey you are on. You are always in my heart and in my prayers. Having Malin gone for 8 days would be hard enough without all the complications of being in Africa! I am glad to hear that you are doing so much good for those around you. You are growing and stretching in ways that only God knew was possible for you.

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