Muse & Meander

Shaping a Genesis week from the chaos of my life


Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Matthew 6:34 The Message

Don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. Seems simple enough.

It’s not.

Our family is waiting for important news, and we have been since September. It’s the kind of news that makes it difficult to plan anything, from where we’ll spend Christmas to how we’ll celebrate our anniversary or how much time I’ll have here at home to write. Much of our waiting is on other people.

I won’t kid you. This hasn’t brought out my best self. I’ve been frustrated, tearful, angry, okay, not okay, maybe okay, fine, thanks, UGH. Can this be more ridiculous?  How hard is that job to do? C’mon already! Sigh, grumble, groan. I HATE THIS.

You’ve been there too, right?

Then I read this lovely gem, posted by a woman who is battling cancer and compares notes with her dad, who is also fighting the disease.

“When life isn’t the way you like, like it the way it is.”

Jewish proverb, posted by Margaret Feinburg

Clearly, it’s time for me to regroup.  Is it for you too?

487815_10151397860923911_888177605_n Margaret Feinburg’s husband has asked everyone to #PrayForZero.  Zero cancer cells in her body. Zero in her dad’s. Zero for my friends and family, the people I love. Zero for the people you do too. Join us, okay?

2 comments on “Waiting

  1. Margaret Feinberg
    November 25, 2013

    Crystal, praying for you as you wait! And thank you for sharing and praying #PrayForZero!

    • Crystal Thieringer
      November 25, 2013

      We are all in it together, aren’t we? Thanks so much for your comment.

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