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Cancer floor waiting room

We got up early this morning and headed down to Baylor hospital for my annual cancer exam.

For 7years now, we have made this a family affair. Even though it’s a dreaded exam, somehow we manage to find beauty amidst everything. We laugh and reminisce on the exams past. How time has flown by and in all, God’s goodness.

As we sit here waiting for my turn, I see familiar faces of nurses that have joyfully served our family. They are very kind. They try to making my anxious self smile; I smile a little and then get back to wondering about what everyone’s story in that waiting room might be. I am forever thankful for these nurses who somehow manage to make this dreaded process a little easier.

Today, the waiting room is full. There are old folks on walkers as well as young people who should be full of life but are frail from cancer. My heart breaks; I understand the hard journey they have to go through. I understand the physical pain they have to endure. I understand the fear in their eyes. I understand their desire for healing and I understand that God is good and sovereign in all of this.

We are human and are broken in this flesh. Our bodies are weak but God is strong. He is giving us all the strength to endure this “short” season of life. He has given us hope; in him and I am thankful.

I take comfort in knowing that these sick physical bodies are not the end. This season will pass. In him we are healed. In him we have hope of a moment when these frail beings that clothe our souls will be stripped off. We will all be whole again when we see His holy face. I have faith and I pray for the same faith for the people I am looking at today; to someday share the joy of seeing our heavenly father face to face; whole, without pain or tears.

As I wait in this room, I pray that God will continue to give me/us all the strength to wait on Him. To not be discouraged by any discomfort this life brings for He is coming back again.

God bless.

24 thoughts on “Cancer floor waiting room

  1. Praying for you and everyone in those waiting rooms. I am a 13 years breast cancer survivor. I know those kind of rooms well. Each year, my heart races when my appointment draws near.

  2. These words are priceless for those who love you after you’re gone – whether in a short bit or after many years. At least, that is my feeling as I battle stage 4. I feel an urgency to share what God has given me. Thank you for your perspective.

    1. Susan, I am personally praying for you. My family is praying for you. I know this season of life when the physical body is sick can be hard. But remember, God is sovereign. He knows and understands your pain. Nothing, not even cancer catches Him by surprise. He works out everything for His glory and our good. Hugs 🌹

  3. Hello Susan. It’s been such a long time since I checked anyone’s blog, and then I remembered you.
    I too look at the faces of others around me whilst waiting in the hospital for appointments, and I wonder what their stories are…
    I am hoping you will receive good results, and continue to be a wonderful strong woman, the mum and wife of a beautiful family, and the talented poet whose poems show such emotion and love.
    Thinking of you my blogging sister
    Carly ❤

  4. Hello Susan. It’s been such a long time since I read anyone else’s blog, and then I remembered you.
    I too look at the faces around me whilst waiting for an appointment, and wonder what their stories are.
    I hope you will receive good results and continue to be the wonderful strong woman you are; the mum and husband of a beautiful family; and the talented poet whose poems show so much emotion and love.
    Thinking of you my blogging sister
    Carly ❤

  5. Hello Susan. It’s been such a long time since I read anyone else’s blog, and then I remembered you.
    I too look at the faces around me whilst waiting for an appointment, and wonder what their stories are.
    I hope you will receive good results and continue to be the wonderful strong woman you are, the mum and husband of a beautiful family, and the talented poet whose poems show so much emotion and love.
    Thinking of you my blogging sister
    Carly ❤

    1. Carly, I love you my sister and once again I am thankful to know you through the blog world. I am thankful to know that you are doing well. The results were good even though with a few glitches. Either way, I am still thankful for the gift of life and friends like you. Many, many hugs💐

  6. I’m glad that you know the Lord, and that you know His strength and His love. I walked with my husband through our own cancer floor waiting room, also some years back. It’s not a pretty place, but many lessons we took away from that dark journey. God is good.

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