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!
3 thoughts on “Waiting Expectantly…”
Trish, I love what your messages stir in my heart … every time I read one. I got a chair sat on it, visualized the scene, only I wasn’t waiting for ice cream, I was waiting for the answers to my prayers! God knows and wants to give me so much more than Ice cream! You inspire hope. Bless you friend!
Thank YOU for taking the time to have momentary chats. You’re a great role model and wonderful neighbor!