Christine has waited for all of these things-but she has waited for answers. She has waited for peace. She has waited for relief. She has waited for a chance at normalcy. She has waited for a miracle. She has waited upon the Lord. She has waited for ten years. Today I was visiting Christine when she was told to wait some more. They may be sending her home from inpatient care soon, and proceed with several specialists in outpatient appointments. They have some ideas as to what is going on, but no solid answers. They want a team to come together to treat her case. Well, this was hard for us all to hear, but especially the one that has been waiting longer and harder than any of us. But, there is encouragement to be found that although the road may be long-it is a start. I told Tine today that most people after waiting ten years may have just given up, but not my sis. She wants answers and she will wait as long as it takes and with as much strength as it takes because of those two boys that call her mommy, a husband that will wait with her and hold her when the waiting gets long, and a God of miracles that she serves with faith.
So maybe next time you are waiting in line at the gas station to make that dreaded purchase of necessity, and the next time you are waiting for the school year to end, or the next time you find yourself waiting in line in a drive-thru huffing that fast food is never fast enough, or when you wait on your three-year-old to get over her tantrum, or even when you wait at the gym for the treadmill that is being hogged by the skinny lady that really doesn't look like she needs to run any longer-say a little prayer for my sister and for her wait. We all know she will eventually have to wait no more, but while she does-pray.
I'll let you know more as we do.
WE ALL LOVE YOU!