The Art of Waiting

Have you ever sat back and thought about how much time we spend in life actually waiting? This has come to my attention as I have spent the last year of my life waiting and waiting for something that may never come. We wait in line at the grocery store. We wait to graduate high school. We wait to turn 21 so we can have our first legal drink. We wait for the mail to arrive, for a guy to call or for a call back after an interview. We wait for our periods to come when we aren’t trying to get pregnant. We wait for our children to come home safely. We wait for exam results, promotions, our next paycheck. We are constantly waiting!

Once we have received all of these things (tangible and intangible) we so often forget to enjoy them and simply focus on the what’s next? I am guilty of this to an extreme. The past several months of my life have been broken down into two week periods. Waiting to ovulate (when I am not on medication, this period lasts more like 3-4 weeks), and waiting to test. Throw into the mix waiting for fertility test results, waiting for my period to come after all of the negative tests, and waiting for appointments, it becomes hard to focus on my day-to-day life.

It is my hope that this blog will serve as an outlet for frustration, excitement, pain and love while I wait to someday hold my little bundle of joy. I hope that not all of my posts will be TTC related (wouldn’t it be great if I got pregnant next month and could just make this a pregnancy blog??), but that some will discuss my everyday life (work, relationships, crafts, PUPPIES). And someday, God willing, this may evolve into a pregnancy/parenting-focused blog. I have always loved to write, and as the stress and anxieties associated with TTC keep me up at night or on edge, I hope that sharing these feelings will serve as an outlet and allow me to come to terms with where I am at in life and to truly enjoy every day as it comes, rather than focusing on the wait and the “what-ifs”.

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4 thoughts on “The Art of Waiting

  1. Laurie Cranston

    Ok, Aunt Nancy and I are in tears. You are going to be an inspiration to all who read your heartfelt words. Love to you and Nick.

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  2. Ashley

    So proud of you! This is going to be a beautiful journal for you to show your baby someday! Of how much you prayed for them, loved them before they were even here and waited, patiently for them ❤ i.love.you.

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  3. Kimberly

    Well one thing is for sure-you don’t have to wait to become a great writer. 🙂
    We love you and are here to support you with whatever you need. I know THIS waiting just plain sucks. Always thinking of you guys. XOXO

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