I’m honored to have a piece published on The Redbud Post this month. I’m dropping by here to direct you to that piece, which reflects on this season of Advent.
You can read my article on The Redbud Post by clicking here: “A Waiting Room in Motion”
A Waiting Room in Motion
A few years ago, when I was recovering from an outpatient surgery, I was struck with a violent and all-encompassing headache. At the suggestion of my surgeon, I was taken to the emergency room for further examination.
It was a cold and snowy February day in Chicago. As my mom and I walked into the waiting room, we had a strange feeling that everyone in the greater Chicago area had called one another and agreed to visit the ER at the same time. It looked like a Pain Party at the emergency room—it was time to get comfortable because we were all going to be there for a while.
As I settled into the unforgiving waiting room chair, I remember feeling afraid. I was in an immense amount of pain, and all the outcomes I could think of regarding my condition were amongst the worst-case scenarios. I sat very still, my mom at my side, as I internally willed the line to move faster.
Several minutes later, an elderly couple entered the waiting room. The man shuffled to the front desk to check in while the woman laid down on one of the stiff beige couches.
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