Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Note To All My Readers...

Hello Reading Buddies and Author Friends!

Today begins the countdown to my trip to the hospital. We've been busy getting things in order so when I come home, I can rest and recover in a fairly soothing environment (hey, I have two teens...that's as good as I can get it!).

But I'm reading and storing up reviews for you while I'm recuperating, so don't think I don't care about you:-) There will be plenty of new things in the coming days exclusive interview, some blog tours, and of course, new reviews to read!

My surgery is at 8:30 AM (PST) tomorrow morning (Monday, April 21st). I would appreciate you keeping me lifted up in prayer. Specifically, that the IV procedure wouldn't be horrific (as it usually is for me), and that all goes smoothly.

Should things go as expected, I will be home by tomorrow afternoon, and back online within a week. I'm lining up books for review while I recover for the next two months (ahhhh...nothing to do but read:-), so be planning on lots from me!

Plus, my subscriber giveaway is still going on until May 1st, and I'm cooking up another HUGE giveaway during the month of May as well. So, hopefully you won't miss me too much!

Thanks to all who've emailed me and encouraged me. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but I'm not fearful (well, except for that stupid IV!). Feel free to email me during the week...just be patient if you're wanting a response.

I'll be back online as soon as I'm able. Till then,

Happy Reading!



Dawn said...

Praying for you to have a super fast recovery!

Amy said...

Praying for you Deena! Don't you worry about a thing on the'll wait. :)

Grateful Gramma said...

Deena, I can relate to your concern about IVs. Don't know why I feel that way. I have good veins and there's never been difficulty getting the IV in, but it just creeps me out. So I will definitely say a prayer for you! God can handle all your fears!

Brittanie said...

Praying for you! You will do great and be back to reading in no time flat. :)

Nise' said...

It would be a privilege to lift you up in prayer during your surgery and prep and recovery!

Tara said...

praying for a painless IV!

Tricia Goyer said...

Hey Deena,

I pray your surgery goes without a hitch and that your recovery will be quick! :)

I didn't get a chance earlier to totally rave and gush all over you about your blog tour post for Generation NeXt Marriage! You Rock!

Such wise advice you gave to your daughter...what a great reminder at any stage of marriage.

Thanks again Deena!

Blessings on you,

windycindy said...

Hi, I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. God bless you and your family.....Cindi

M. C. Pearson said...

Prayin' for my buddy!

Cee Cee said...

I'm praying for you Deena. I miss you already.