Wednesday, November 03, 2010

What I Learned in the Waiting Room

I've been spending a lot of time in the waiting room the past couple of weeks, although not as much as I think I should.

Here's what I've learned hanging out in the waiting room outside the ICU.
  • You want to "fix it" but you can't.
  • Sometimes all you can do is show up and have some tissue available.
  • Food offerings are always appreciated by friends and family waiting around.
  • You can feel the power of prayer.
  • A bacteria came back from Iraq with our soldiers that was previously unknown in the US and is now a common problem in all ICU's.
  • Trying to plan the future is frustrating.
  • Living day by day is more doable.


Robin said...

Yeah, showing up is the main thing.

Kimberly said...


Averill said...

All very true...last month was a BIG lesson in learning how to let go of things you can't control, take it one day at a time, and to be thankful for the small things.