The hardest day to abide by this fast was Ashley's surgery day - August 8. I usually grab magazines or occupy myself with a book during the endless wait.
Two hours. That was the scheduled time for this operation. I could do it.
Two hours became four and a half.
My Four Hour Waiting Room View
By not numbing my pain with distraction, I was forced to face it, go through it and learn again of God's faithfulness.
When walking the hallways both day and night, I was able to pray for those around me. To be present. See pain. Give Hope.
The view did not change for 3 days, but my viewpoint has bettered in the past 30!
When escaping into a world of books, movies, drugs, alcohol - whatever your favorite distraction - we rob ourselves of feeling emotions - the good and the bad - and receiving the Hope God wishes to bring us.
Ashley goes for surgery again on August 30 - this time in Durango, CO. For her hand. Her second hand surgery. I'm not looking forward to her pain or the wait. But I am looking forward to seeing where God uses us this time!