I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly the most patient person when it comes to most things. Getting my kids to get dressed in the morning without the naked dancing or being distracted by some random toy that they wouldn’t care less about any othe time of the day, has been know to drive me to the edge. I hope I make up for it when there is no schedule or need to be somewhere. Like on a nice day when we go to the park. We’re the ones who were there when you arrived and still there when you left, seeming to have nothing better to do. This is, because to me we don’t. I cherish those laid back days.
But what about when you’re waiting on something a little more mounmental than whether your waitress will ever actually bring you another refill? Whether its a happy or sad event, it seems that waiting for something life changing, is painstaking. If you’re a mom, you know what I’m talking about. Those last days or weeks as you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of your child seem endless. While people will encourage you to cherish those last few days as the last days of being childless, or only have 1 child etc, it can be beyond difficult to do. When the end was near to my last pregnancy and I was given an official date of arrival we planned a special movie night (only the second time, we’d ever taken the boys to a movie theater) with our two oldest boys. It was a great night.
But what if you’re waiting on something unhappy? How do you cherish those moments? I’ve unfortunately witnessed this more than I can to ponder. As an inevitable darkness looms over someone, there seems no way to truly live life to the fullest in those moments. While we can have faith that our God is with us and that his will is perfect and right. How do we take each day and truly reep every bit of goodness from it?



  1. Sounds like you’re having a hard day dealing with what’s going on with your mom. Try to enjoy what you have and think of all the good times. Sit and talk about memories and things that you’ve done together. Live in the moment…sit for hours! That’s what I did before my “mama” passed away. Sending hugs your way 🙂

  2. Lisa- I will keep you and your Mom in my prayers. I am here if you need to talk. These parents of ours are putting us a lot. Guess its payback for all we did?

  3. Yk what? I don’t have the answers. I just don’t. I have clichess and platitudes and things I’m supposed to say – but that’s just not the kind of person I am. So how about this: Grieve. Be sad. Feel. But don’t forget to love and laugh, too.


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