Tuesday 2 August 2016

Ending the Waiting

Something snapped last week.

I had to have that table in the backyard, NOW

We moved the piles of toys that had accumulated, as only kids toys can.

We tightened up the legs, and guesstimated that the table is actually about 14 years old.

We raked the ground to remove any toys hidden in the weedy grass-like growth.

And we placed the table under the trees, and surrounded it with chairs.

We placed our tea cups on top, and sat down.

Everything is going to be ok.

It's been a long path to this point.

When Chloe went to live with her dad, we waited for her to come home each fortnight to do fun stuff

When Riley was born, we waited for him to grow a bit before we started doing things

When Sophie was born, we waited for money issues to sort themselves out
But waiting causes stress

Waiting breeds discontent

Waiting brings insecurity

Something snapped last week.

We remembered that Chloe is now living her own life.

We remembered that Riley is nearly 7

We remembered that money is always going to be needed, we just need to look at it differently.

We stopped waiting.

And we moved the table into the backyard so we could enjoy the sunshine.

linking with Kylie Purtell for ibot


  1. Oh wow. I so resonated with this post. Thank you for reminding me to live in the now and stop waiting...

  2. That makes me really happy. You've decided to live your lives instead of waiting to live at some vague and distant future. Well done.

  3. Perfect. I love this Cate. Life is too short to wait. #teamIBOT

  4. This is wonderful, I'm not a great waiter, and tend to do things right in the moment I want to.

  5. I really need to start doing this too. I put so many things off that I should really just do now.

  6. What a brilliant post,Cate. An important message to stop putting things off until situations change, enjoy the here and now!

  7. It is so true Cate there will always be something it is important to enjoy the here and now rather than the what might be. xo

  8. This reminds me of that quote, "today is a gift, that's why we call it the present." Life is way too short to wait. Your time is now and I'm so pleased you're enjoying it!

  9. What a great post. Enjoy what you have now!

  10. Wonderfully written! Enjoy that table!

  11. I really, really get this. I often feel like we are treading water, just waiting for things to be "right", but the older I get the more I realise that the time is now and there is no point in waiting for the time to be "right", because it never will be.


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