Waiting Expectantly…

Tonight I was leaving my house and my two young friends across the street were sitting at the edge of the driveway on wooden stools. I wish I had stopped to take a picture, but at that moment, I did not realize our conversation would impact my heart!

It went like this….

N: Hi Miss Trish, where is Dutch

Me: Dutch is at her friend’s house for the weekend.

N: She is so lucky she gets to have a sleep over.

Me: Dutch is really lucky. And how are you tonight N? It looks like you are waiting for something…

N: We are waiting, we are waiting for the ice cream truck.

Me: Really, even when it’s this cold the ice cream truck comes?

N: I don’t know for sure if it will come, but I sure hope so….

And I drove away with my heated seats on and windows up, seeing in my mirror two very happy girls waiting expectantly, money in hand, for the ice cream truck!

I began to think about what I am waiting for and if I position myself with such great expectation.

I love the picture embedded in my memory…

I love the hope, the anticipation, the preparedness and the way they brought a seat to wait on….there was no question that they knew they would be waiting!

I want to wait with great expectation, ready and hopeful and willing to wait…. believing that when the music sounds, the results of my waiting will be beautifully sweet!

I wonder what you are waiting on tonight….

I invite you to join me in following the lead of a child…and wait expectantly and with a joyful heart!