Monday, August 19, 2013

The long days stay with you...

One thing I remember about my childhood.

Those days I spent lingering at a window, waiting for people to arrive at my house, waiting for the sun to go down, waiting for my Daddy to get home....those times are some of the most imprinted in my mind.

Not because of the excitement for the upcoming fun.

Not because I was bored and anxious.

Not because there was nothing else to do {or that neither of the above weren't true...}.

I remember them because they were long. And my mind wandered. Through passages of thought. Through past actions. Through future dreams....

Prayer is a lifestyle.

Sometimes, the waiting is the best part of life.

Right now, I am waiting. For a lot of things.

My business is on the verge of really starting to get out of the red and into the black. {Oh, that moment shall be dear!}

I will be started several new jobs in the upcoming month.

My future plans for a family are definitely on the waiting list...

My books just seem to need more and more and more and more work the longer I edit them.

There just seem to be PLANS for waiting everywhere in my life.

And I'm ok with that. Because I remember back to sitting in those window sills. Listening to my own thoughts revolve in my mind. I learned so much in those times of waiting. Depending on God. Searching my heart.


God has some pretty amazing ways of teaching us. And waiting is one of them.

I just want to encourage you today, if you are waiting on Him to act in your life, to complete a promise, fulfill a purpose, to just keep trusting and leaning on Him. In His own PERFECT timing, everything will fall into place. Then you can look back and see how all along, He was right there, planning every little step.

I like that.

A lot.
*THIS* is perfect:


  1. How beautiful! Your own business? Cool, what is it?

    Be careful not to over-edit your stories. What matters is that you like the story. Ask God for help. You will know it sounds right inside. Enjoy writing your juicy stories. :D

    1. I raise English Cream Golden Retrievers!!! They're pretty awesome!!

      Ah, thanks. Good advice. For the one I'm working on right now, it's my first edit, so I don't have to worry about that yet... but my other one. DIFFERENT story. Eeeek. I sure will!!! Thanks!

    2. Soo cute!!! Aww!

      You are very welcome. Enjoy and good luck! :D

  2. That's a really good point. Especially as most of us are relatively young (even though I don't think of myself that way), it's hard to be patient sometimes. It's good to remember that, I think.

    But what if you don't know what you're waiting for? Like, what if I'm just ... waiting? (Gosh, I am eloquent today, Caitria.) Is there something constructive that I should be doing, then, other than praying?

    Anyway, thanks for the post. I appreciate it.

    1. Haha. I know. Sometimes I feel soooo old. And then other times I'm like, a baby. ;) But it sure is, and being reminded to stay patient is a good thing. :D

      Eloquence. Gotta love it. Haha! I think you are! You are writing. Obviously, you have a passion for that! God has given you talents! Use them! And wait for Him to tell you HOW they will effect your future!!! I mean, I only know you through blogger. And I can't say I'm this ultimate authority on life. But I know He cares and He'll show you the way. :D

      You are very welcome! Thanks for the comment!!!


I'm sincerely wondering if you are going to comment. Given you just read that blog post (or maybe skim read, at best, or maybe you've just skipped to the bottom). But, either way, whether you read it or not, NOW you have no doubt that I am crazy, are wondering if I am worthy of your time, and if it even matters that you say something. BUT, it does!!! Drop me a line! Can't tell you I will always respond coherently, but I WILL respond! And the comments... Well, they rather make my days. <3