Hospital themes are universal. Filled with white....floors, clothes, painted walls. The children's ward is filled with cries and worried mama faces. Crisp white-sheeted beds are waiting.
Spent the weekend in one such room. A quiet room. And we waited for a doctor, and a viral rash to dissipate. We wonder watched the window as the white star sun emerged outside from weeks of gray. The boy and me.
White-coated doctors come to ease worry. Anxious with so many hurts to help. They dispense white wonder pills and white-toothed smiles despite language barriers.
It only takes some time WITHOUT to be brim-filled WITH thanks:
72. doctors who speak English
73. nurses who smile
75. American roommates
76. a very patient and graceful 9-year old girl who spent her birthday without Mom
77. a husband and dad who's life mission is to keep us all together and hurt-free
78. sisters who will clean his room, because they miss him
79. healthy children