Having delivered Evan to the hospital for a 6:00 am start to today’s adventure in medicine, and now while waiting for the page to return to post operative recovery; I am contemplating the ‘moment’ The ‘moment’ is a multifaceted mile post on our journeys through life. This morning it was that instant where Evan was separated from us heading back to the operating room.
Up to that instant the entire process had been part of an academic medical exercise; after this instant is the reality of surgery, pre-operative anxiety and post-operative anesthesia induced fog and pain. The instant is marked by deep longing hugs where hearts meld together as one and a steady drip of tears marking the hidden and unspoken fears.
And so we wait.