Process of waiting

“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?

Sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we were waiting for

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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