this week i’ve spent quite a lot of time in waiting rooms
first my daughter and i waited in the gp’s waiting room
waiting to order blood tests for both of us
then we waited at the blood testing place (which went well for both of us!)
then i waited for the head of immunology dept at hospital
and then i waited in the same place for the dietian
then this morning i waited at another hospital for the dermatologist
but the joy of waiting rooms is that sometimes there is someone else there waiting for a miracle
at the gp’s office, in one of the consultation rooms, a young child screamed. like distressed screamed.
so much so my uterus wept, seriously!
when the child with his dad and tearful mum came out and joined us in the full waiting room i said “that sounded rough.”
the boy, about 18months old, had being on the nebulizer, a steaming breathing thing for people with bad asthma. he had had asthma all through the night.
immediately i could identify as my daughter has being on the nebulizer many many many times.
we talked for a bit and i knew that the time was coming soon for evangeline and i to see our gp
so i asked if i could pray for her son, for her family,
right there, right now
in the waiting room, in front of the other waiting people
she said yes
today at the dermatologist the waiting time is notorious.
and the waiting space when you get called through past the first door is 4 seats facing each other in a narrow hallway. NO personal space.
i had being waiting for about 5 minutes when a young woman with a magazine sat beside me
she asked if i had being waiting long and we began talking eczema stuff
i knew i would have a long time to talk to her, because of the queue so we talked medical stuff and shared eczema life experience
then again, i knew my time was coming to an ending and i would see the specialist
and again i knew she was waiting for a miracle and a change
so again i asked if i could pray
she said yes
i closed my eyes and prayed for her
and am believing for change and hope for her
waiting rooms are wonderful places