A good friend of mine, Lea, gave me this scripture before my surgery and I have held it very near to my heart during this time.  This has been a very difficult but yet a very sweet time for me.  A time to be still and be near with God. God gives us his power to get through these times.  Although these times are not easy...it;s exactly where God wants me and has me and ultimately will bring him Glory. God never leaves us during these times and that has been so evident to me through this journey.