Saturday, April 27, 2019

The 'Wait' Weight

Grand-daughter is already 4 weeks old, 
while a month ago we were anxiously/eagerly waiting to meet her!

(some small endearments...one dimple in her right cheek 
and she only wrinkles the left side of her forehead, 
and she LOVES being rocked!)


Right now, in this province, waiting for spring is everyone's common ground!


On a personal note I'm still waiting for someone to fix our internet issues.
It flicks on for a minute then it's gone and I have to wait for it to reboot
(or whatever it does.)
I have re-discovered a whole new-old way of life this week...
 a paper dictionary,
... a cook-book,
 work-out DVDs,
...no weather-forecast updates
... a telephone! (can sometimes see my e-mails but can't reply!)
...and last but not least, a record-player 
since we have no working cd or cassette player...
(or no music which means listening to my rusty singing voice :-/



‘Wait’ is a weight that can wear patience thin
‘Wait’ means the gate is still barred
‘Wait’ tries the trust we must muster within
‘Wait’ even when it is hard

‘Wait’ wafts in whispers of worlds held at bay
‘Wait’ is the bud full of flow’r
‘Wait’ is a word that teaches us to pray
‘Wait’ is a long-winded hour

‘Wait’ tests the will of the woman, man, child
‘Wait’ is not ‘yes, dear' or ‘nope’
‘Wait’ is an order that can drive us wild
‘Wait’ is the foothold of hope

‘Wait’ is the prelude to ‘if’, ‘then’ and ‘when’
‘Wait’ for the good of the ‘want’
‘Wait’ is the ship that has still not come in
‘Wait’ is an internal taunt

‘Wait’ is the lad wishing to be six
‘Wait’ is the babe before birth
‘Wait’ is a sleeve full of endless tricks
‘Wait’ is the way of this earth

© Janet Martin

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

4 comments:

  1. You’ve captured it beautifully!

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    1. Thank-you! Back after a long wait to get our internet fixed...and it's still not great:( hope the signal stays long enough to catch up on some messages and emails, etc!

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  2. I'.waiting for spring and so many things and waiting for you to write again! Hope all is well.

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    1. all is well except the internet;( it's puzzling as to why it just stops working...They were here to try and fix it this morning but I've lost connection a few times already so obviously not great yet!

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