Yesterday morning, my (16 year old) baby boy had eye surgery. It was outpatient surgery, but you know. Thinking of needles moving anywhere near your eyeball is eek.
When I arrived at the hospital’s surgical waiting room, I thanked God because WINDOWS. Beautiful walls of windows! If you read Girl Meets Change, you know I’m no fan of hospital waiting rooms without windows. Why in the Sam Hill would someone even build such a thing? I mean, the wait time in them feels infinitely longer.
Sometimes conditions for waiting are ideal. Often they are not. At those times, I’ve discovered gratitude provides a window to a windowless room. And always gratitude keeps us from wandering in the dark.
So thank you God for waiting room windows.
Thank you that my boy is recovering magnificently from surgery.
Thank you that the weekend is here.
Whatever your weekend holds and no matter how many windows you are or aren’t sitting close to, I pray you feel the Light that is the presence of Christ.
And I pray you know his love in especially strong ways today.
Happy weekend-ing, friends.
Beth Williams says
I don’t like windowless waiting rooms either. I am glad that your son made it through his surgery just fine.
I find myself super close to God & His presence right now. God worked a miracle for me this year. I find myself craving more and more of Him.
You are so right! A wall of windows makes all the difference, especially in places like hospitals that can sometimes be so dreary and gloomy. Windows are great because they provide you with a peek into what’s going on out in the rest of the world. It sounds like having windows here made all the difference for you during an unsettling and nervous time! Great perspective here. Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m glad to hear about your son’s quick recovery.