Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Waiting Room

We've all been there. The waiting room. Lots of chairs, a few old editions of Reader's Digest, other people all doing the same thing . . . . . waiting.

Some people are in the waiting room filled with hope of the news that might come, others are sitting in fear of the same news. Some are there scared there is no news and only more waiting.

That's where I feel in life right now, waiting. It's not a bad place to be, but then it's not exactly a good place to be. It just is.

I seem to be waiting for something. What? I'm not exactly sure.

Just waiting.

Maybe it's a decision, a direction, a new path. Maybe it's a door closing, the end of something. Not quite sure. It could be the beginning of something new, something unexpected, or it could be a continuation of the same.

I don't mind the waiting room. I'm trying not to mind the waiting. It's just a place in life that we all come to and have to go through.

That's all I got ya'll.


Blogger jes said...

i know what you're waiting for. unfortunately for you, you'll have to wait a bit longer, though.

you see, i just had two new neighbors move in next door, and i don't think they want a third roomie.

so, stay in denton a while longer, and when someone else moves out i'll let you know.

then you can move to dallas and live closer to me.

(aren't you glad you have me to tell you what you are waiting for?)

9/07/2005 9:15 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

thanks jes for shedding light on that part of my undisclosed future, but then where would I work?

there's a part of me that thinks Dallas might not be the answer

9/07/2005 9:26 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Hey! I totally disagree with Jes. The plans in your future include moving closer to your employment, church, and me. You should have asked Miss Jes on Saturday night. Especially with the dog inside of the crystal ball. Which reminds me, I've got to post about that!

On a more serious side, yes, it seems our lives do have various chapters. It's hard to leave the previous one, but it's exciting to see what's coming. Maybe my next chapter involves becoming a mom. Only the Lord knows!

9/07/2005 9:34 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

I THOUGHT I saw a girl with riduculously shiny hair sitting across from me in the waiting room.

Boy do I hear you on this one my friend.

Great analogy. As matter of fact... PERFECT analogy.

9/07/2005 9:39 AM  
Blogger Katie said...


I figured that was you sitting across from me reading the Highlights :)

9/07/2005 9:43 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Or was it Ranger Rick?

9/07/2005 9:55 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Thanks for clarifying that Amstaff... I thought she meant reading the Highlights in her RIDICULOUSLY SHINY hair.


9/07/2005 10:32 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Ben - you always make my day a little better.

9/07/2005 10:34 AM  
Blogger jes said...

ranger rick! i LOVED ranger rick when i was little. in fact, it was a prideful issue for me because I HAD A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MAGAZINE.

is that magazine still around? maybe i should sign up for it again.

9/07/2005 10:49 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Speaking of Rangers...

Anybody remember RAAaaannggeeerr BIIilll! (Kid's Radio show?)

9/07/2005 10:50 AM  
Blogger steve said...

thats why there is always "People" in the waiting room KT. We are all in it no matter where we are in life... None of this is our true home

9/07/2005 11:17 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Not my home but where I live for the moment and where I wait.

Funny, I have no idea what will happen tomorrow but I am assured of my future in heaven.

Hmmm, that is a pretty deep thought in itself.

9/07/2005 11:30 AM  
Blogger Cav said...

I really hate waiting rooms with a passion - has nothing to do with patience...I am actually talking about real waiting rooms....


waiting rooms signify more pain.

9/07/2005 11:37 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Cav - I'm sorry that they signify that to you. I really don't know what else to say other than that.

9/07/2005 12:03 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

It seems no matter what phase of life you are in you are in some type of holding pattern. It is tough I too can relate even with all that I have going on, I don't feel I have yet fulfilled all that God's calling me to do. What they may be in the future who knows... Right now it is mommy, wife, youth leader and occasional, hopeful writer! Yet I am waiting for the birth of our child, I am waiting for the time when I will have no more diapers,etc. Always waiting for something.

9/07/2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger steve said...

is there Dublin Dr. Pepper in the waiting room? If there is I want to change my answer

9/07/2005 12:11 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Well my waiting room comes stocked with Dublin Dr. Pepper.

9/07/2005 12:22 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Stocked? Reaaally. Well, seeing as you are 1.25 miles away from my refrigerator AND you know where I live, maybe you could provide me with my favorite soft drink.

'Cause I'm out, and 40 miles away.

You're closer, it's for convenience sake, really. :)

9/07/2005 12:27 PM  
Blogger Cav said...

oh don't be sorry - at all. It is a good symbolism.

Its just what triggers my heart when i think of a waiting room.

On a symbolic level, I am very much in the waiting room in the land of limbo. As you know I am just off being sick - but greater - I have not worked over a year, I no longer have my house, or savings. I feel like I am in the land of the lost but no cool dinosaurs or Cha-ka. Feels half empty but I KNOW it is over flowing.

But hey - I now have my health and greatest - I have a Lord who IS my best friend, my love and my life. I also know I have loving parents but my independant heart wants me to be on my own. They think that being I can train to ride 100 miles and go out socially that I am 100%, and I am notg. But I am trying...

But obviously i am supposed to go through this and feel the pain and strife that goes along with it - it will be ok, more than anything it is an opportunity.

so I will send you my bill for listening...:)

9/07/2005 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been there and done that. Have you ever been in the waiting room wondering to yourself if anyone knows you're there? If they forgot about you? Then someone breezes in the door and taps on the little frosted window. It opens and then that person is allowed through the "door". Then you think to yourself, "maybe I should knock too", but you don' just wait and wait and wait. Others come in and knock then proceed on through the "door". After a large amount of wasted time you decide to go knock too. The window opens and someone says "oh, we must have skipped you, I'm glad you knocked to let us know you were here, come on in." THen you want to kick yourself for wasting so much time.
So this is my advice to you...STOP waiting. Take the first step. Step out in faith and He will meet you. Get out of your comfort zone. You are a brilliant and talented woman, with a heart of gold. I believe God wants you to use your gifts in this world right now. I know how hard it is to take that first step, but He is waiting on you. Try new things, jobs, places. Now is the time to do this, before you have a family that you are responsible for. That may be how God wants you to meet your future husband. While you are out contributing in some way to this world. Do it, stop waiting.

With much love from your weird,
Aunt Jenny

9/08/2005 12:07 PM  
Blogger Katie said...


Aunt Jenny you are AMAZING. Thanks for the encouragment. That first step is the hardest especially if you don't know where to put your foot or what direction to go.

And if you're weird then that must be a trait I inherited from you.

Love you.

9/08/2005 12:10 PM  
Anonymous kp's mom said...

WOW...I was reading and only knew it was from Anonymous and I was thinking...oh my, what wonderful words - only to get to them bottom and see it was from you Jennifer. What a beautiful message. I hesitate so often to respond, well because, you know - I'm the Momma.


KATIE - listen to your Aunt! She speaks with love and experience and is a very wise woman.

9/08/2005 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words...I love our family too! Kp, a very long time ago I thought I would die before I reached the age of 31. I had night/day dreams about it, like-I'd be driving to the beach and go off the road and die.Pretty morbid stuff for a single-mom with a young son. But someone (wise)told me that I was having these thoughts because I had nothing to look forward to. That made sense to me because I was bored in my job,my love life was going no where and the years were just passing by. So I made some changes for no real good reason except that I needed a new outlook. I took a chance at a job I didn't think I'd get and I got it. Then I met my future husband at the Little League field...he was right there the whole time but I needed to change MY outlook, get out of MY comfort zone, so that I could see him. Since taking that leap of faith, I have been truly blessed. Remember when Indiana Jones (In the Last Crusade) searched for the Holy Grail and had to "step out in faith". He couldn't see the bridge before he took the step, but when he "stepped out in faith" the bridge met his foot. God will provide the path for you to follow. But YOU have to get ON the road first. I PROMISE you will get there. It may not be a straight shot down the interstate, you may take a few exits, even go down some roads you didn't know existed. (God knows I did) But you'll get there and have lots of stories to tell when you do. SOOOO get off the merry-go-round and try out the roller coaster. Your whole family is here to support you. Remember, no one in our family chose the right and easy way the first time. If we did, it would have cheated so many people out of the priviledge of experiencing us....or vice-versa. By the way, do you know what your spiritual gifts are?
Aunt Jenny

9/08/2005 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please excuse any spelling mistakes. Its just not a big deal to me.
Love you,
Aunt J

9/08/2005 11:24 PM  

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