Finding Joy in the Waiting

Still, waiting for something joyous can be painful.  Imagine (or remember) the loneliness and anxiety of years spent single, waiting for someone with whom to share your life.  Think of the struggle of infertility, waiting for God to turn a couple into a family, arms aching to hold your little one. Or, as new parent waiting simply to sleep again, pushing past exhaustion to find one more ounce of patience.