Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lessons from waiting....

Yesterday was a very interesting day. I think God really wanted me to chill out, because I spent my entire day waiting everywhere I went. It turned out to be a great day, even if all I did was sit and wait everywhere I went!

I was trying to get to my doctor in Nashville and ended up spending an hour trying to drive 10 miles on I-24. So I took advantage of that time and called a friend to catch up with her. I have a rule "no phone use in the car." But I think when you can put your car in park on the Interstate then its alright to be talking on your phone. It was so nice to catch up with her and have an uninterrupted phone call. Yes I know that every friend that I have who has children is now thinking oh gees that would be nice even if you were stuck in your car. Wait I have a friend who drove to a parking lot once so she could talk to me uninterrupted! The things we Moms have to do?!

I made it to my doctor's appointment almost a full hour late. After talking to my friend I called the doctor's office to tell them I was stuck in traffic. They said it was not a problem and to just get there, so I did. But they were of course backed up because it turns out traffic was very bad yesterday, I was by far not the only person late yesterday. So this time I pulled out my new book and starting reading it. Once again it was awesome to just be alone and do something for me and not be interrupted.

I have been seen by the same doctor since 1997. You can say we have a little bit of relationship there. They were all so excited to see me and catch up for a bit. I have to say I am spoiled by them all. They are just wonderful there. I have no plans on ever finding a new doctor. That office makes it too easy. 

I got my prescriptions and decided I would pop on by my Mom and Step Dad's house for a second and say hi and see there new bathroom. Then I was off to Target to get my scripts filled. They told me when to return so I did a little multitasking and got the few groceries we needed. Once again it was nice to be alone and be able to think. I went back to get my scripts to find out the system was down and it would be about 2 hours before it was back up. So I took my scripts and headed back to home. Then I got stuck on Lebanon Rd due to a 4 car accident. See here in TN if there's a little bit of rain, sleet or snow people somehow forget how to drive. We had events like this happening all over Middle TN yesterday.

I finally made it home to find out all home school lessons were done for the day and everyone was happy to see me. Chaz and I had a chit-chat about my prescriptions. We decided I would run to Ft Campbell to have them filled so if necessary I could transfer them to Bethesda. I then drove out to post.

I got my number and realized I'd be there for a hot minute so out came the book I had started at the doctor's office. I was interrupted by a phone from one of my oldest and dearest friends. You know that friend that now since you are grown ups you don't get to talk that often, but when you do it seems like you just talked yesterday. That's who I talked to for 45 minutes yesterday while waiting on my scripts to be filled. Luckily not long after catching up with her my number was called and I got to go home.

First thing yesterday morning I put on a pot of beans so dinner was ready when I got home. I only had to make the cornbread. Yes we are simple country folks like that! Our neighbor happened to be over so we ended up having dinner together and got to catch up with her crew. After I cleaned up the kitchen I realized how tired I was, it hit me like a mack truck. I may have spent my whole day waiting, but it was exhausting.

So what did I learn from yesterday. First people in Middle Tennessee cannot drive in the rain, sleet or snow. God Bless them. (Wait I guess I didn't learn that, I just remembered it, oh well moving on.) Second if you have something to do while you are waiting, time passes much more quickly. Third, I miss being a girl and having long random phone calls with my friends. Fourth, I can leave my family for an extended period of time and things will still get done as long as I am clear on what needs to be done. Fifth, my life is slowly getting back to normal and yesterday reassured me that everything will be ok. I may have to wait a lot longer to get it there, but it will get there.

Most importantly, I was reminded that I have a great little family. I really missed my family and they missed me. I think I really learned how close we have become from all of this. Chaz and I realized it was the longest I had been away from them since we've all been together. All three of them couldn't wait for me to get back. I couldn't wait to get back to them. But on the flip side I think absence made our hearts grow fonder.


  1. Lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalm 91:1-2, 4: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust...He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
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  2. You do have a great little family. Now, get back to DC/MD/VA so we can hang out and get to know each other, because I think you're pretty AWESOME!