12.01.2009

Thoughts On Waiting...

There have been some really wonderful and timely posts on waiting that have recently sprung up.  And though not near as profound, I feel called to share my two cents.  Waiting. Sucks.  There are so many times when we are called to wait in life.  Just a few examples include waiting to grow up, waiting to find the love of your life, waiting to try to conceive, trying to concieve/waiting for a baby, pregnant and worrying/waiting for the baby to arrive safe and sound.  Once you have children the waiting doesn't end.  There is waiting for him to take his first nap to get things done around the house, there is waiting for him to wake up to go run errands, there is waiting for him to go to bed to have time with my husband.  There is waiting to stop nursing and waiting to get AF back to start ttc again.  If I spend all my time waiting and worrying, I would miss the best things.  The time with my husband before we had children.  The beautiful time of pregnancy.  The time to just be with my son, to get on the floor and play and enjoy and let the dishes wait.  Ha!  Someone/something else can do the waiting! :)  The time where my son is an only child and there isn't someone else to tend to.  The point is I am a big believer in enjoying the phase in life we are given.  I know, you say, easy for you to say because you had a son.  I did/I do.  But I had to wait to get here and there is still lots of waiting and patience required now that he is here.  Waiting on things is a fact of life and won't change, but how I wait-well that is something I can do something about so that has changed. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like this post :) And can totally relate. My mom always tells me, stop wishing your life away, I was always like, I wish this time would get here, and then wish for the next time. Trying to enjoy all of life's momements now, because most of them you won't get back!
Becky

Find joy in every journey said...

waiting stinks. But there is a lot of grace and abundance in the wait. :)

Life In Mazes said...

You are right, waiting stinks! I am having a problem just being thankful for my stage of life right now. Thanks for the reminder that we will always be waiting for one thing or another and we need to just "be still" and allow God to feed our soul.

WheelbarrowRider said...

Even the comments are more articulate than I can be-thank you! Agree on all accounts!

mrsblondies said...

Yes, waiting stinks, but like you said life is waiting.

Mrs. Mike said...

Love this post--and yep...you're so right. We are, after all, on a pilgrimage towards heaven...that's what this whole life is. One big long wait for our eternal destination.

And hey...thanks for the comments on my blog! I want to pick your brain about some things but I can't find a link for your email on your site. Can you email me through mine?