Have you ever heard the song “Waiting” by Tom Petty? The chorus has one line that describes where I am at right now, “The waiting is the hardest part”. Yeah, yeah it is. If you have been reading my blog lately, you know that my hubby has been struggling with his health. Right now we are in a holding pattern, waiting until later this month when he goes to his appointment with a specialist. I am both looking forward to, and dreading this appointment for a number of reasons. Mainly, looking forward to it because I am hoping we will at least finally have a firm answer for what is going on. Seriously, the not knowing, and second guessing, is driving us both crazy. How can we plan for treatment, or the future, or anything, when we don’t really know what’s going on? Then again, I am also partially dreading the appointment, because what if the answer is all of my worst fears realized? I don’t know how I will deal with that. Sigh….in the meantime, we are stuck here…waiting, as time moves on ever so slowly.

So, I have been trying to keep myself busy in the meantime. Of course, spending time in prayer and in the Word are regular activities, but these are other things I do to fill the time. These are some things I have come up with to do while you are waiting:

1. Clean the house.
2. Organize the closet.
3. Sort through last years homeschool stuff and decide what to keep and what to get rid of.
4. Go through your books and decide which ones will make nice donations for the library.
5. Ditto for clothes…only donate to Goodwill.
6. Read a book that has been on your “want to read list” but you haven’t gotten to yet.
7. Work on your garden or front yard.
8. Organize your recipes.
9. Meet that friend of yours for lunch like you have been meaning to.
10. Catch up on a television show on Netflix.

So, that’s what I am doing right now. Trying to fill time and take my mind off all of the crazy possibilities. Do you have any suggestions on what to do when you are waiting on something big? if you do, leave me a comment.


6 thoughts on “Waiting….

  1. I’ve never been in your situation, waiting for a health issue like that but when I am stressed about things I find it helps to find a specific scripture that speaks to my spirit and just start reciting it whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed.

  2. I’m so sorry you’re going through a stressful time of waiting! We have been through that with one of our children and the not knowing and the waiting was the hardest part. I did have to keep myself busy in the mean time. I also had to guard my time so I wouldn’t dive myself crazy researching things on the internet and making myself more worried. One thing that helps me is to write out Scripture. Sometimes my brain is too tired or stressed to make myself memorize it right then, but I write through verses, chapters, or even books of the Bible. I copy out several verses at a time and write out my thoughts afterward. It’s how I stay in Scripture at times when I’m stressed and easily distracted.

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