Thursday, March 19, 2009

In The Waiting Room Now...

The Mayor's surgery is today, this morning, right now.

He went for his pre-op visit yesterday and while there, introduced himself to the nurse, the technician and the anesthesiologist.

He told each of them his full name and then, with a wide grin, added,

"But my nickname is The Mayor."
He made them laugh with a spontaneous performance he called "Yoga Booty Ballet."

It involved an interesting assortment of lunging stretches and bottom gyrations.
"This makes my butt really strong," he said, sticking it way out.
He was in an extraordinarily good mood, sparkling, shining, glowing.

He was absolutely radiant, alive with energy, bursting with life.

Though maybe I was just keenly aware of him in the way a mother will be in the moments leading up to the inevitable small cup of liquid versed and the time when the surgical suits wheel that small child away from you, through double locked security doors towards that thing they are calling the procedure.

Do me a favor, if you don't mind... hold The Mayor in the light today.

35 comments:

Kara said...

thoughts are with you guys today. Hope it all goes well.

Two Kids and a Husband said...

He is in my thoughts and prayers today! And so are his mommy and daddy!

3carnations said...

I will have you all in my prayers today. :)

The Sour Kraut said...

He's in our prayers. You and K as well.

Avitable said...

I'll keep you guys in my thoughts. Good luck!

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

He will be in my thoughts and prayers today!

They took my baby for ear tubes, which took all of 10 minutes. But still, he was wearing the hospital gown and I gave him to the nurse and OMG he took my breath with him and it didn't return until they handed him back to me - awake and smiling and clueless!

dramamama said...

I am sending good thoughts and vibes to your whole family.

Stella said...

In all of my thoughts and prayers today!!

furiousBall said...

good thoughts to you and yours amiga.

PunditMom said...

Thinking hard and sending good thoughts your way. Hang in there.

xo

yummysushipajamas said...

There will be prayers, and wishes, and good vibes... and your little man will come through without a hitch.

Barbara said...

You'll both be in my thoughts today.

Mary G said...

Thinking good thoughts!

Mama Goose said...

Indeed. Hang in there. Sending good wishes to you all.

John Ross said...

Prayers, good vibes, light and health - Hang in there kiddo.

liliannattel said...

Sending love and light.

Catizhere said...

The Joy family is bathed in soft, golden light over here in PA.

NotAMeanGirl said...

The Mayor is a tough lil guy! You guys are in my thoughts! Sending light and love!

jess said...

Holding

Above Average Joe said...

Will do!

Anonymous said...

Give the Mayor lots of kisses and hugs from Grandma Seatte and you and Kevin are sent some too. Love, Mom

Angella said...

I'm praying for him (And you!) today.

BOSSY said...

In the light, in the light, way in the light. xoxoxoxo

Motherhood Uncensored said...

Thinking of you and your brave Mayor.

Debby said...

It's harder to watch these things happen with your kids than it is to endure them yourself. Prayers your way for all of you.

Jenn said...

Holding him.

And later we'll chat about how he knows yoga booty ballet.

ms. changes pants while driving said...

my nephew broke his arm when he was little. littttle, like three. and i know how hard it is to watch them be rolled away. like they're ripping your heart out of your chest.

thinking of him and of you. sending thoughts of light.

he has his strong booty on his side.

nutmeg said...

He's out now and in your arms and all is well, but I know you won't forget the wheeling away of your heart for a long time. Or the handing over of trust.

Of course, The Mayor will only remember the butt dance. It's so easy being a kid.

the new girl said...

Done.

I am hoping it all went without a hitch.
xo

Foop said...

Vitamin E and I are thinking good thoughts for the Mayor and the family that loves him so.

Vodka Mom said...

in the light, in the light, in the light.......

(I feel a little like Mulan running off the roof..)

The Scholastic Decoder said...

(Mayor)

He'll be good, J. He wont' feel great at first, but after a week or so, he'll be good.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Will do, will do, will do.

Leslie said...

Thinking of you all. Hope things go well!

TRS said...

Glad everything went well.

How DID he earn the nickname The Mayor?
Because he's diplomatic? Or a born politician?