Friday, May 4, 2012

I Spy Friday and a Hug For You

It's been four months today that we left the US for our new home in the UK.  Some days it feels like just yesterday and, at other times, it seems ages ago.  

I won't be doing another Well-Expat Checkup until we hit six months.  I decided when we left that I'd give it at least six months for life to start feeling normal again.  And I'm still confident that things will be getting settled by then.  

But, for now the boxes are still taped up, the suitcases are still in use, the CPA is still pending, the house in Texas is still on the market and the magic phone call has not yet come.  

As those who know me will attest, I don't do "patient" very gracefully (exhibit A).  And I've certainly had my share of pouting and foot tapping stomping.  

But then I remind myself that waiting is an integral part of life.  And I'm sure you know exactly how it feels 

Waiting for that snaggly tooth to come out.

Waiting for Christmas.  

Waiting for daddy to come home from deployment.

Waiting for the college acceptance letter.

Waiting for him to pop the question.  

Waiting for your daughter's plane to land.  

Waiting for the plastic white stick to show two little blue lines. 

Waiting for your late teenager to get home safely. 

Waiting for "the one."

Waiting to see if you are going to keep your job. 

Waiting to see if you got the house.  

Waiting for the baby to come. 

Waiting for that promotion.

Waiting for the diagnosis.  

Waiting for a cure. 

Quote: Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns   Photo: Mine.

 So, here is a hug for you if you are waiting.

I hope that you get the answer that you are hoping for and I hope that it comes soon. 

And in the mean time, I wish you lots of love and support.  


P.S.  It's been a quiet week for I Spy.
We did take a drive up the coast and 
spotted three crazy dudes kite surfing in the English Channel.
The water must be frigid!  But, it looked like so much fun.
I wanted to join them.   I couldn't believe how high they could fly!

Seeing wonderful things like this does make the waiting easier. 


  1. I love all your waiting examples. I am 10 months in and finally feeling ALMOST at home! It takes awhile. Having said that, I can't wait to spend a month in Texas this summer!

  2. so true - and so good to be reminded of!

  3. Waiting is not fun at all! I tend to drive myself scatty and mentally pace up and down in my mind when I'm not physically doing so. I'm sure you'll get that phonecall soon!

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