Hospital Hope

Early predawn arrival the quiet feels alive

The moments of check in, the necessities required

Family gathers around the warm fire of love that is practiced

Doctors and nurses fly in like Olympians on skates

The moment arrives and every emotion is awakened

Coping continues with laughs, smiles and concerns about things that could go awry

The family gathering grows, and it feels like a holiday with the background music strained by monitored concern

Talk, eat walk, take a seat, call, read, sit and talk some more

Is there any day more exhausting

Updates come and mixed feelings swell

Consoling and comforting abound even if they are in awkward ways

The day drags into the night and uncertainties abound as the clock ticks at paces that just seem unsound

They come in and say it is done and you wonder what that means.

You go into see her and it seems so……..

You talk to your family and to yourself even more.

Finally you take that walk back to room with a hospital hope that goes beyond you.

Hope rocks you to sleep as fretful as it may be

So you rise in the dark of another predawn

…….and hospital hope begins all over again.

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  1. You’ve captured it. The exhaustion. The surreal nature of a hospital waiting room. The bad coffee. The faces of those who are waiting, too.

    Hospital hope, like God’s grace, abides. Our prayers are with you all.


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