Waiting sucks. Waiting rooms sucks.
It's especially sucky for a highly impatient person like myself.
So I sit here with my husband and hurry up and wait.
And it's the not knowing that makes me anxious. Is my child okay? Are there complications?
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12
We sit and eat.
We sit and chat.
We sit and laugh.
We sit and scroll through our cell phones.
And just below the surface, we both are concerned about our baby boy.
Then when we aren't even looking, we hear the news that all is well. Our baby is in recovery. The procedure done and behind us.
Concern and worry give way to sighs of relief and smiles.
We never knew that parenting would bring us such angst over a common outpatient procedure.
But when your baby is whisked away to an operating room for what is common and routine, it suddenly seems much bigger than that and makes you appreciate little things like health and insurance and life.
Thanking God for being on the other side of waiting and for desires fulfilled.