|Mountain flowers in Washington State.|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
My granddaughter is playing on the piano while she is WAITING for her friend to arrive for a play date. I am watching over her while I am WAITING for news as to whether the midwife has determined the twins are going to arrive anytime soon. The cats here are WAITING for sunny weather to bring out the bugs so they can chase them. I expect that my son-in-law is also WAITING with my daughter as the time is really close. We distract ourselves from even paying very close attention to what is going on in this WAITING time.
What is the purpose of WAITING? It is a time for reflection, pondering, even grieving in some cases - because in the WAITING time there is change in the air and we can grieve, even in a joyful way, for what will be new and different from the old and familiar. These two new lives will bring great and wonderful changes to all around them and it looks like now they will be born under the sign of Leo, not Cancer as many expected. It is a marvel that they will be full-term twins but the WAITING has been very hard on my daughter in so many ways. And as a parent, and mother, being able to bring relief is gratifying, while watching and WAITING along with an adult child has its own kind of challenge.