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