We checked in at 6:00 am and they took Grace back at about 7:30 am. During that hour and a half every nurse, Dr, etc that we encountered loved on Grace and told her how beautiful she was, so Grace was all smiles and waving at everyone.
They gave her the medicine that makes her drunk, so that the hand off process wasn't painful for her or us. The medicine worked like a charm and within a few minutes Grace was wasted and we got to see once again what a happy drunk she is :-). After they took her back, her surgeon, Dr. Pigula, came out to talk to us and it was a great conversation! He didn't make us feel rushed a bit, answered all of my (many) questions thouroughly and when I told him that we have been/would be praying for him, he didn't look at me like I had 5 heads this time, but instead smiled and said "thank you!" We got our first update at 9:30 that they had made the incision and we should get our next update around 11:00ish.
David and I have tangibly felt your prayers and God's promises in full effect this morning. We have marveled at the peace that we have experienced so far, so please, please, please don't stop praying now becaue that peace can be threatened at any moment. THANK YOU!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!