By Ayize Ma’at
The past 10 days in the Ma’at house have been ABSOLUTELY HECTIC. It felt like I was auditioning for Universoul Circus because I was wearing many different hats, playing many different roles, and juggling many different balls as we prepared our oldest son, Asante, for hip surgery Friday morning. There were a wide range of emotions that were experienced during this 10 day period that occasionally knocked us off balance and challenged our peace. Yes, we’re human : )….in the midst of it all we learned to BE STILL.
Prior to surgery, we prayed with Asante and reassured him that everything would be o.k.
I played video games with him to ease whatever fear or concern he may be experiencing. Aiyana comforted him with kisses and “that’s my baby” glances.
On Friday, the day of surgery, Aiyana and Asante got suited in their surgery gear at approximately 8:30am EST. After I kissed him on the forehead and said “see you in a few”, I watched Aiyana walk with Asante as he was wheeled through the double doors to the operating room.
Aiyana then anxiously watched Asante go to sleep mid sentence seconds after the anesthesia was administered. Shortly after Asante went to sleep, Aiyana returned to the waiting area, where we both sat patiently and allowed God to work through the Doctors’ hands. 1 hour later the doctor came out and said SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS.
We give thanks.
We were then permitted to return to Asante’s bedside. Asante could hardly keep his eyes because of the heavy sedation. He was in an intense amount of pain post operation and required doses of morphine to ease the pain.
What’s amazing is that while he was in the middle of it…post surgery, in the middle of pain, and under heavy sedation he had enough perspective to say …”TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF HISTORY.” Today is a new beginning. Today I begin my journey toward being able to run, jump, and play like other 10 year olds do.
Again, we give thanks. Asante was released from the Hospital on Saturday evening. He is now at home recovering. Thank you for all of your prayers.