Well, here we are at the hospital! We are three hours into the day but only about fifteen minutes into the surgery. Luckily, we have supplies: laptops, cell phones, books and magazines, Halloween candy, Starbucks, seats by the window, and the love and thoughts and prayers of our wonderful family and friends. Also, I have had this hymn running through my head all morning:
O God, our help in ages past
our hope for years to come
our shelter from the stormy blast
and our eternal home.
Not a bad soundtrack for the day.