Friday, November 14, 2008

WAITING...



OK...I have had about enough of this house building business. WHEN do I get to move in? I do not want to wait anymore...I am tired of waiting. I am tired of living with boxes packed up all around me. I am tired of driving over to look at my new house and then having to drive off and leave it sitting there. It is crying out for a family to inhabit it!






We got word today that it would be around the first of December before we could move. I was planning to start taking boxes over the week of Thanksgiving, but Don has informed me that I can not put anything into the house until we take possession of it. Bummer! There goes my plans for the week of Thanksgiving.






As I have (hopefully) matured through the years, I have learned a few hard lessons about myself. I have heard it said you really start to grow up when you can begin to see things about yourself that need improving. I know, for example, that I am impatient. I tend to get bored easily. I don't enjoy staying on one thing for too long...I like to move along and do something else. This house building project has not moved along as fast as I would like. Isn't that silly? I mean, of course it is going to take many months to build a house! Now, that I can see the end...I want it to be here yesterday! If everybody just stopped what ever else they were working on and concentrated on my house, all would be well. Since that is not gonna happen...I am just going to have to wait. Patiently. Or not.






I was really looking forward to decorating the Creek House for Christmas. I know just how I want it all to look...I have done it over and over in my head. But, because I am so mature now, I realize that it may just be foolish to try to get it decorated for the holidays. OOHHH! That is hard to say. But, it may be Christmas 2009 before I see it in its holiday finery. I had also planned to host our teacher's luncheon for Christmas. But, this is not going to be doable, either. Another teacher has graciously offered her home...and I think that is best.






I mean, it's not like I don't have plenty to keep me busy... with the 3 programs at school, and my other responsibilities. Maybe this is even one of those times when God is giving me what I NEED instead of what I WANT. I tend to stress out quite easily these days, what with the 'mental pause' and the other everyday stresses. So, maybe, He knows I just couldn't handle it all at once. So, I should just kick back...do what I CAN do...and WAIT until the time comes for me to do the rest. I should just rest in the bliss of knowing the day is coming soon when I can move into my dream house. I should be thankful that I am so much closer than I was at this time last year. I need to be peaceful and calm and serene as I wait for the go ahead to move. I need to "cool it" and "chill out" and "not get my panties in a wad".......FAT CHANCE! I just need to get on with it!

10 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Waiting is so hard. Check out my post called "Hope Restored" and all the scripture on waiting.

The comic picture sure does describe the feeling, huh? We are all old and crepid before anything seems to happen.

Musicaljean said...

That last picture shows just how it feels to wait a long time for something. Dick and I are afraid we'll look like that when he finally finds a job!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I'm so impatient too! You could have been describing me moving from thing to thing and getting bored easily! But patience is a virtue, at least that's what they say!

Anonymous said...

Hey, You can do this . . . not even a month. I am dizzy between your blogging over how short a time it is til December and how long a time it is! :-) Make up your mind, woman!

Think of the wonderful support of friends and family that you can call upon! Does anyone have as many best friends as you do???

It's going to be a marvelous transition in His perfect timing . . . and the Creek House will be gorgeous for Christmas, no doubt . . . but even more gorgeous in 2009!

Love you . . relax and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, anonymous is me . . . couldn't get my comment to post! Who ever thought I could remember a password without writing it down! :-)

Bonnie

Ang baylis said...

That picture totally cracked me up! I'm praying for patience for you, sweet girlfriend! It will be worth the wait, I'm pretty sure! By the way, I hope to mature one of these days!

I miss you! I've been pretty preoccupied lately. It seems as if a lot of people have started using facebook. My girlfriend talked me into it and as one said to me, "Welcome to the ultimate time wasting trap"! I need to get out. I have decided I think I like seeing my friends' hearts more than their faces. I hope to stop by here more often. Your words bless me so... as well as your sense of humor!
Love you,
Angie xoxo

new mom in law said...

Thanks for the comment on my post! The camp is on lake Lure which is about 45 minutes from Asheville, NC.
The beauty of lake Lure is what heaven will be like in my mind!

Just be patient a little longer...your home will be worth the wait! (Easy for me to say I'm sure!)

andi said...

Man! I know that feeling! I am soo sorry!

LivingTheLife said...

I'm exactly as you about the waiting thing...I KNOW we were seperated at birth and feel it more each time I read a new post by you or a sweet comment you left for me.

It won't be long...but it's those last few days that are the longest...it's kind of like trying to loose those last 10 pounds or so...it seems to take longer for that little bit than the whole entire process. I would tell you to be patient....but I won't...only because I wouldn't want to hear those words myself...b/c WELL, I'm not always good at waiting just as you've mentitoned...not even good about waiting to give gifts. So I'll just say this...I await each day with you and look forward to the day you can celebrate...and I will celebrate along with you. AND then YOU KNOW I'm going to want to come for a visit! hehehehe!

Blessings my friend...

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word that last cartoon is so funny!!!

I was wondering myself when you'd be moving. Hang in there friend, it will be here before you know it.

Hugs!
Kat