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.