Friday, October 9, 2009

Waiting

If you watch The Office, last night you heard Jim give a speech at his rehearsal dinner. He talked about waiting for Pam, his wife to be:

"Four years ago I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do which was just to wait..... For a really long time that's all I had. I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with. But I think even then I knew that I was waiting for my wife."

Here I am watching a mockumentary that makes me laugh and laugh, and in the midst of awkward, funny scenes, a nugget of truth was spoken so honestly that my heart stopped. "And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do which was just to wait....."

Jim waited for years for a date with a girl he liked. And looking back on his season of waiting he now recognizes that waiting was the hardest thing he's ever had to do. I love that the script writers of The Office gave us a peek at Jim's feelings about waiting.

And can't we all identify in some small way with those feelings?


If that speech was coming from me today, it would sound something like this:

"Four years ago I was just a girl who was waiting for a baby. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do which was just to wait..... For a really long time that's all I did - wait. And a lot of people thought I was crazy to wait so long. But I think even then I knew that I was waiting for a miracle."

It's worth it. Every moment. Every month. Every year. Not knowing how the waiting will end...it's worth it. So very worth it.

5 comments:

CRSte said...

Stacy,
Day after day you knock my socks off with your blogging ability!! Not only am I constantly learning, but I'm completely impressed with your diligence to share what you're learning even when I'm sure the time to write is hard to come by! Thank you my friend!

~Jenn~ said...

I'm sitting here in tears...

God knew that my husband and I needed to read these words tonight. We just had a conversation tonight (about 30 minutes ago) about the frustrations and difficulty of waiting. Wouldn't you know that right after we had this conversation that left us feeling a little lost/down...I read your new post and felt like the words were written specifically for us?!

We are also Office fans and loved last nights episode (the speech made me cry!)...

Thank you for your heartfelt words and for letting God use you to speak to us.

Sew said...

YOu are so right that every day we wait, in the end it is so worth it. I just wish I could remember that as I wait! :)

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

This is a beautiful reflection... and who knew, The Office had such insight! :)

I wonder what your thoughts are on women that wait, but are never blessed with a child in this world? I just posted about this... but I have a few clients in their mid-40s who will likely never conceive. 1 in particular is like my hero, because she went through IF for over 10 yrs, and finally just said enough is enough and has found resolve in a childless (but not fruitless) life. They rescue animals, and she works for an environmental protection co... but many other women that age, who are losing hope daily due to their age, and for 1 reason or another are not or cannot adopt... what kind of peace can they find in the waiting?? (I'm also curious because if this ends up being me one day, I really want to know how to best live my life if it does NOT include the blessing that I want.)

I really appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks again for the honesty of your blog.

Anonymous said...

I was just reading your post and although I am several years late. I was just asking God about what I needed to do. Like the guy on the office, I have been waiting for a guy who I had a crush on who had a girlfriend. And I have had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do which was just to wait..... As well, I just had little moments with a guy who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with this guy. But I think I know I am waiting on my husband. I don’t know how to explain it but I know that God specializes in the what seems impossible. I have often asked myself why wait this long for someone. Why would I want to be with someone who does not see me in the same manner? It just an overwhelming feeling that he is the one God has for me on top of me being told specifically that he is what God has for me.