Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dear Whoever You Are
The results are in and it looks like it's still not time for you to join our lives yet. I am trying not to get discouraged, I know you will join us when the time is just right.
But guess what? I know we will have so much fun together, I know you will be awesome--so I'm having a hard time with all the waiting.
There are empty rooms in my heart and home. There are empty seats at the table. There are empty beds and empty shelves. We can't wait to see what kind of things you will like to fill up your shelves with. We are waiting for you, not just anyone, but you.
It's funny--we have never met and you don't even exist--but I miss you. My arms ache with emptiness and I'm WAITING for you.
I can't wait to play The Beatles for you. I can't wait to take you to a baseball game. I can't wait to see you experience your first Autumn. I can't wait to hear what kind of things you like and dislike. I can't wait to walk to the library with you. I can't wait to watch The Sound of Music with you--and watch you experience it for the first time (whether you like it or not). I can't wait to hold you when you're sad and laugh with you when you're glad. I can't wait to watch as the world takes shape before your eyes. I can't wait to help mold you into the person you were meant to be, and help you figure out God's purpose of your life. I can't wait to hear the funny things you will say. I can't wait to help you conquer fears and celebrate your victories no matter how small. I can't wait to watch put together the puzzle pieces of what our world is and hear what you think about it.
I can't wait to splash through puddles with you and feel the freedom of spring after a too long winter.
I can't wait for you to discover the magic of the Christmas decoration box.
I can't wait for you to chase fireflies and cover your ears during fireworks. I can't wait for adventures together!
There are so many things for us to do and see, together. I don't want to waste another minute.
I'm writing this to you from a time machine. And not from the past, but the future. The future where you are here and it's like I've known you always---and think back to now and how weird it is that YOU'RE NOT HERE YET. That there was a time when I did not know you.
We know you'll get here when you do. And it will be right and nothing else would have been. But you are wanted. We will have such fun. Please come, whoever you are--get here as soon as you can.