“Sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we were waiting for.” I know this is true, but dang if I don’t hear myself saying, “I can’t wait until…” an awful lot these days. This season of life, with small kids, seems like it involves an awful lot of waiting. Waiting until they sleep through the night, waiting until they walk, waiting until they are potty trained. Sometimes it feels like most of my life right now is waiting. But I’ve noticed that in the middle of all this waiting is where life really happens. Where growth happens, for me and my kiddos. Anyone else notice this too?
Published by Emily P.G. Erickson
Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. She crafts helpful, science-backed pieces that come straight from the heart. Her writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood has appeared in The New York Times, Elemental, Forge, and more. View more posts