The Joy of the Wait

I don’t know where I went pretty much all last week. I’d tell you that life has been really dull lately, but that wouldn’t be quite right. It hasn’t been busy either. There is just a lot of excitement and anticipation going on around here. Yet because nothing is set in stone, there’s just not much to say. Moves, jobs, houses, dogs. We’re excited. 2013 is going to be a good year. But now it’s time to wait. Except that I kind of hate waiting. Sometimes life just feels like a very long series of waiting for the next thing. So I guess we just have to get used to it.

The dangerous thing about waiting is that sometimes we can forget to enjoy the moment that we are in right now. You can get so caught up in what you are hoping and waiting for you forget to find the joy in the life you are living. Amazingly, that usually isn't the case for us. Jason and I often find ourselves reveling in how wonderful our life is. How rich. How fulfilling. How all around happy. Our life is amazing. And yet we have very little. It’s just me and him and our little apartment.

Good things are coming, but good things are also here right now. 


  1. This is so sweet. I agree that we never often get the chance to enjoy life sometimes because we get so caught up in waiting for the next big thing. I'm glad you're enjoying every moment that life has to offer :)


  2. Exactly! Always anticipating what's coming can make you forget to experience what's happening now. Well said! ;-)

  3. RIGHT . Always chasing after everything future actually fades the true happiness of current event <3
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  4. Very true-- I try to take my time and enjoy life- especially with a toddler-- sometimes I just stop and watch him and try to capture the moment in my memory! Found you through the GFC Hop. I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll stop by and follow back! :)

  5. New follower from GFC blog hop. It is easy to fall into the trap. Enjoy the now. It's all we have after all.

  6. This is so encouraging. We are in a period of waiting, too, and it is so easy to get caught up in it, losing sight of the everyday joys. Thanks for sharing this little reminder:)

  7. Very sweet post. =)
    I totally agree, its wonderful to enjoy every day ( even when we are waiting ( and hoping ) for the anticipated events! )


  8. Totally how I feel right now! Thanks for posting :)

  9. Sounds like you have a fun year ahead! Found your blog through the GFC blog hop-so glad I did!
    -Sara @ The Hinton Hook-Up

  10. New follower here! Found your blog through GFC Collective Blog Hop! So glad I found your blog!

  11. This is such a wonderful post! It is so easy to focus solely on something in the future that we forget to treasure the present.
    Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop ♥

  12. We are looking around to move too, and goodness I just want it to happen and I want it right now! So good luck with the waiting, I hate it too haha.

  13. You're right, it is important to recognize the joy in the now, even though good things are ahead. Don't wish away, you know?

  14. I love this principle of "living in the moment"! So, so true.

    Just stoppin by to say hi from the blog hop.



  15. Hey there, I am a new follower from the GFC blog hop. Happy to be following you here on the blog and look forward to see what you got coming up. :) I have an awesome giveaway going on right now. Have you ever heard of Firmoo? It is an online optical store, but they have some super cute glasses & sunglasses, prescription & non-prescription, and they are giving away some specs on my blog! Love for you to swing by and check it out. You can enter the giveaway here http://dalaynadillon.blogspot.com/2013/02/firmoo-is-best.html. Talk with ya soon!

  16. I try to remember this, but it's a toughie. I just started a new job and so I'm trying to enjoy being the new girl for now.

  17. I love this... and it's so true! So many people spend their lives chasing happiness that they don't realize the moment until it's past...

    Pearls & Paws

  18. This post just inspired me today. Thank you for this. :)

    Found you at GFC blog hop and im happy to be your newest follower. ;)



  19. I have to remind myself to be happy in the moment all the time, especially since my personality is to constantly make things better and better. Glad that you and your husband are so happy right now! :)

  20. Exactly! Thanks for the reminder. :)