It’s 11:36AM. We’re still waiting in the pre-op room. We haven’t even met with the surgeon or anesthesiologist yet. I can’t keep my body from fidgeting. The waiting is consuming me.

Madie, on the other hand, is calm. She’s thrilled to be watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  on the touch pad. Mind numbing technology can be such a blessing.

We’re not sure what’s causing the delay. The other case must have been more intense than expected. When I start feeling resentful, I just remember the thoughts my dear friend and fellow heart mom, Patty, shared. Some day it will be you in the long, unexpected haul and another family will need to have patience with you. I’m thinking of that other family right now.

6 thoughts on “Waiting”

  1. We’ve all been thinking of Maddie all night and day and praying for her, the family, and the doctors and nurses. Even Dave the lapsed Catholic did the sign of the cross for her! Give Maddie a hug and kiss from us and tell her we can’t wait to see her!

  2. Good thoughts. I’m sorry you are still waiting. But SO GLAD she is doing so well! It may be mind numbing but I sat that’s a prayer answered!!

  3. Thanks for keeping us updated. I keep watching the clock wondering how everything is going. I wish there was something that I could do to make it easier. Fortunately we can all pray which is the most powerful balm available at a time like this. Give her a big kiss from me. xo

  4. I am inspired by your ability to recognize those resentful feelings that started to creep in and your choice to instead re-route those feelings to those of compassion for this other family, especially in the mist of your own fear and anxiety. You are truly Christ like! I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear that she was finally in. I have been praying non-stop this morning for all of you. xoxo

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