Feb 202013
 

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Whether waiting for spring or a new baby, for Friday or graduation, for nap time or a spouse, waiting is exhausting. We’ve spent a lot of our married life waiting and wondering. Which school will we get into? Will we both get in? Where will we live? What will life be like when we get there?

While all the possibilities in front of us can be exciting, even exhilarating, waiting often turns to worrying. We have nine months to wonder if the baby is okay before we hear that blessed cry and count those tiny toes. We hope and pray bad weather (or morning sickness!) doesn’t spoil the first real vacation we’ve had in five years. We worry that we (or our spouse or our kids) won’t be able to squeak out that final paper that leads to graduation.

The remedy?

Live.

Because today is before you. There are dishes to do. Hugs to give. “I love you’s,” to say. Friends to make. Laundry to wash. And dry. And fold. And put away.

I am a very future-oriented person. Living in today when I can think about tomorrow is a constant struggle. And waiting is tiring.

But I can play with my kiddo. And snuggle with my husband. I can live today.

Does waiting tire you out? How do you handle waiting?

 

 Posted by at 12:01 am

  5 Responses to “Anticipation”

  1. “I am a very future-oriented person. Living in today when I can think about tomorrow is a constant struggle. And waiting is tiring.”
    For reals. Thanks, needed this one today

  2. I tend to have this mindset especially when things are bad. I just want to get it over with, which is fair, but at the same time, there are glimpses of joy to be found even when times are tough.

  3. Rachel: When I saw them at the airport, I thought I hit rock bottom, but today its like, rock bottom, 50 feet of crap and then me.

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