Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Encouraging Winks

When you least expect it, life sends you encouragement in the most unique places.  
Notice, listen, and celebrate those small moments.

A watched pot never boils, nor does a watched phone ring.

Since Sarah's country is seven hours ahead, our submission emails and our future travel date emails would appear in the early morning hours.  By noon, if we had not received any word, we'd need to wait until the following morning.  Monday and Tuesday am, I was checking my phone for messages at every available break I had.  Like counting down the days until Christmas morn.  No ring nor message came.  I wasn't discouraged, but filled with anticipation, waiting to kick my game up to the next level as we prepare to leave.

As I went about teaching, I wanted to try a website we had been given access to use in our district.  When I entered my initials and last name, another teacher in Oklahoma came up, with the same initials:   

How about that little God Wink for encouragement!  Our travel date is coming, soon. 
For now, patiently we wait. 

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree.  W.B. Yeats


  1. Love those little boosts the Lord id sending you!

  2. God is cool like that. :-) Can't wait until your date is here!

  3. Yes, yes, yes. I remember those agonizing days/hours of waiting! It will be SO SOON! Are your bags packed yet?

  4. Soooo, how many times have you looked at the dates on the calendar and thought "ok, if it's 2 weeks from today, our appt. would be April ____, or if 2 weeks from tomorrow, then April ___, or two weeks from . . . . :-) I have to run over to the White's blog and ask them the same thing! Ahhhhh - the suspense!