Friday, August 6, 2010

Waiting is Worth It

My friend, Aaron, is visiting for several days. Right now, as I type, he is having lunch with my dad.

These have been days of absolute sweetness. When I take a moment to step back, I realize how much waiting has been worth it. I decided as I entered my teen years that I would not date, turning my love story over to my wise Heavenly Father. It hasn't been easy. Oh, it has been so very hard when there didn't seem to be anyone, nor even a possibility in sight, but I can honestly say that every minute of that heartache was worth it. I would even go so far as to say it has been blotted out and overrun and erased by the absolute joy and bliss of seeing God's plan unfold. Isn't God wonderful? His plans are always so much better than anything we could have planned or hoped for or even dared to dream about! Why can't we be content to wait when He says, "Wait my child, rest in Me, in My arms. Have patience, your turn will come"?
But the waiting for God's will is worth it. Every second of every day.
~ Tessa


The Nordstroms said...

I love love love you!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to meet him!!
You have been an amazing example to me!
I just can't put into words how God has used you in my life :))
And yes, God is good, great, and wonderful!

MacMeister said...

Your story is soooo exciting! :-) It encourages the rest of us as we wait for His timing in our lives!

Sir Eric the Great, Royal Chaplain said...

Oh, Anna, I am sooo happy for you. Even though I have only known you for a short time, I wanted to start crying when I read that post. I can't wait for my time to say yes, waiting has been totally worth it! I love the expressions in your and Aaron's faces. It makes me smile every time I look at them. :)
Kali (not Eric :))

Honnah said...

I am so happy for you two! May the Lord bless you both. :)
~Hannah Hottenstein