The Heart - Part II

Anxiously the man sat in the hospital waiting room. His wife didn’t understand why he had to come here. She felt he should be home grieving with the rest of the family. He knew, however, that if he didn’t do this, he would forever regret it.

His eyes settled on the young woman across the room. He watched her fidget helplessly as she sat in her chair. Glancing up from the magazine she was pretending to read, she looked straight into his eyes. He knew she was the one.

As time slowly passed, he began to reflect on the past twenty-four hours. Memories flooded back of the hospital where his son was taken. Nausea overwhelmed him when he thought about the sweet boy he would no longer hold.

A surgeon stepped into the room and spoke a few words to the young lady. Quickly she followed him out. He said a silent prayer for strength knowing it was time to do what he came here for.

He walked to the ICU room and spotted the young mother leaning over a small bed. He watched as tears rolled down her cheeks.

Moving forward, he strained to see the monitor. There it was. The steady pulse of a strong heart. He watched as the lips of the mother formed the words, “Thank you.”

Smiling through his tears, he walked out, knowing his son’s tragic death gave someone else a chance for life. Knowing that was a gift that could heal his pain.

The Heart - Part II

ShadowDancer

Kansas City, United States

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Part Two – See The Other Side of the Story, The Side That Gave Haley Life Again

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