Monday, June 11, 2012

Waiting is the hardest part, or is it?

I can't wait to get my drivers' license. 

I can't wait for summer vacation.

I can't wait for the storm to pass.

Sometimes waiting can't pass quickly enough. The in-between part pales in comparison to the end. The month before your sixteenth birthday? The pits. ¡Ándale! Sluggish weeks at the end of the school year? Please. Bring it, summer. Thunder and lightning during a road trip? No fun, all stress.

I've noticed that I say the words, "I can't wait until..." all the time. In the instances above, those words make perfect sense. But other times, those words seem to imply that the waiting is the hardest part when in fact the waiting is part of what makes life. 

I can't wait until he's strong enough to hold up his head.

I can't wait for the first real smile.

I can't wait until he finally rolls over.

Brand new humans are precious but holding their tiny, fragile bodies can be a little stressful. If only they had a little more head control... But then, just like that, they do get stronger and the moment of stress has passed. And with it, their tiny fragile bodies start to grow.

And, oh that first smile.

Be still, my heart. It is so cliche but there is nothing like it. The purest form of joy. But waiting for that first smile means staring and cooing and coaxing.

Rolling means mobility. Rolling leads to scooting which leads to crawling which of course leads to standing and then to walking. And apparently it happens just that fast. The time spent waiting for the roll or the scoot or the crawl means hours spent playing on the floor, watching my guy grow.

I can't wait until we can go throw the football around in the yard.

I can't wait until we can go to Disneyland.

I can't wait until he's old enough to ride a bike.

I've learned to eliminate these words from my vocabulary when it comes to Eddy unless I'm wishing away a fever. Otherwise, I don't have to wait. Because it'll happen tomorrow. Or the next day.

And then we'll be wistfully saying, "Oh, remember when..."

Waiting - what a way to spend a day.

"Life is what happens to you
while you're busy making other plans."
John Lennon                                          

Savoring the moment. I'm noticing a trend here on this little blog.


  1. beautifully written, and inspritational. In a world where the speed to go through life is to rush through, this makes me want to slow down and wait, enjoy the moment. Thanks, Kacie :-)

    1. thank YOU heather. and thanks for checking out the blog. your words mean a lot :)

  2. I really enjoy reading your posts. I can completely relate to this one! Arleigh is almost 16 months, and I have no idea how that happened! Your little guy is so precious :)

    1. thanks, sharon! 16 months sounds so old but i know it'll be here in a flash!

  3. Your writing is awesome. Y'alls fam
    Is great! I'm a fan

    Juli D


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