That's Romans 8:25. 89 times in the Bible the word wait is used. Wait for the Blessed Hope, wait for each other, wait for the Son. I got my practice in waiting last night...and we're still waiting.
Friday evening I was getting ready to take my evening drive and check irrigators before dark when the phone rang. It seems #1 son missed the train so he was driving here from Madison. Mom was not pleased, but he is over 18 and it was his choice. While we were discussing that they dispatched the ambulance to an address a long way east of West Union. If you are not familiar with my neck of the woods a long way east of West Union is 3 miles. Much more than that and you end up in the Wabash River. The call was for a deer / vehicle accident with one injury. Since I was heading that direction anyway I decided to see what was going on.
Turns out my friend Kip hit a deer on his motorcycle. 2 wheels and 4 feet are not a good combination. He hit the deer about a mile up the road and had to walk to the nearest house. He's fortunate someone was home, because the next house is a 2 1/2 mile walk. The ambulance crew was taking care of him, and he asked me to go get his wife and meet them at the hospital.
I went back to town, told her what was going on, and went home and switched the pickup for the car. Picked her up and discovered we were ahead of the ambulance. So we waited for it and she rode with them. while I followed along to the hospital. I called Preacher Dave and told him what was going on . He didn't beat us there, but he made it before the paperwork was done.
And then we waited. And waited. And waited. Finally they decided he needed to be transferred to Terre Haute. But the receiving hospital made them wait for some time before OK'ing the move. Then we waited for an ambulance to come pick him up. And before it arrived it was decided the gentleman in the next bed was more critical so "our" ambulance went to Vincennes while we waited for another ambulance.
Eventually the next ambulance arrived. So Preacher Dave took Kip's wife to get her car so she could go on to Terre Haute, while I waited with Kip until he was loaded up. Then there was another problem and it was a half to 3/4 hour wait before he was released for transport.
So everything is going well, I come home ... to wait for #1 son. Whose Mother dearest has been waiting all evening for me and him.
Well, some of or waiting is over. He just called (6:50 AM). He stopped at a friend's house and fell asleep in a chair. Now we are waiting on him to get here from there.
Oh By The Way, I am still learning about this blogging thing. I discovered I have to sign in and approve comments before they are posted. So if you made a comment and wondered where it was...it's been WAITING.
Saturday evening PS: More waiting. Kip has more injuries than thought originally. So now he is waiting in the hospital in Terre Haute to be transported to Indianapolis Sunday or Monday for surgery early in the week.
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