Anticipation is a beautiful thing—especially when expressed through the laughter of a child.
Last night, during one of Piper’s giggle-fests, I noticed that her favorite part of our exchange came in those few moments between giggles, just before I repeated a goofy voice, one created purely for her entertainment.
Although she wasn’t certain of my next move, she sat completely still, wide-eyed, and primed for pure delight. Oh, the anticipation!
Being aware of something – or someone – is part of anticipating, but the second part of the definition states that because of this awareness, action is taken in order to be prepared. Expectation in motion, wouldn’t you say?
The delightful anticipation I caught on my granddaughter’s face last night is the same anticipation I want my heavenly Father to find on mine as I wait in expectation of His next move, fully prepared for action, trusting in its good.
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all
ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored
in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:20 ESV
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I wish I could think of a well-written comment to explain how much I needed to read this right now, Cathy, but I can't so instead, I'll just say thank you, my friend. 🙂
Thank YOU Allison… 🙂
Oh Cathy, I needed this right now. You seemed to know what I need to read…whether in email or blog post. Love you sweet friend!
I love Piper stories and pics! And I have to say that as much as I've thought about how it will be to see the Father, it never occurred to me that He might be that excited!
What a FABULOUS thought! Thanks for putting that in my head, Cathy!!
The Lord is good, isn't He, Jamie? Love to you as well, sweet friend!
Thank you, Susan. 🙂 To God be the glory!
A simple truth well written.
Expectation! Yes, so important and so beautifully illustrated!
Expectation! So important and so beautifully illustrated!
Oh that we would be that excited with anticipation of seeing the Father!
Thanks for stopping by Carolyn, Marcia, and Vonda! Blessings to you…
What a precious thought! Thank you for sharing even a moment of your grand baby's giggle fest with us. I love that expression of anticipation on a baby's face. Priceless!
Piper is so sweet! And I love the way you related the anticipation of your goofy interaction with our waiting for Christ.
Thanks for sharing, Katherine and Ellen. 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by.
Oh Cathy, I'm seeing the beginnings of a great grandmother book with Piper. Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments with her . . . and I'm serious . . . I think there would be a lot of people who would sit down with your book and smile as they read your words.
Thanks for allowing us a glimpse into your world with her!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by, sweet friend.