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Waiting

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When our daughter was born 29 years ago this was the rocking chair where I cuddled her for many long hours during the day and night.

She and her husband are expecting their first child this week. We pulled the rocking chair out of the storage shed, got a new cushion and found a spot for it in a corner of my home office.

Now we wait. We wait with hope.

Are you waiting this week? Waiting for someone or something that will change your life?

Wait with hope.

When our son was born 33 years ago he didn’t come on his due date. I was awake most of the night waiting. In the early hours of the new day I wrote this poem in my journal.

Waiting

I thought that you might come today

The timing just seemed right

But the stars are out

And the moon is high

And sheepishly I wonder why

I try to arrange the plans of God.

For even now

I know

You will not come

Until the One

Who holds eternity

Rustles your soft cocoon

And whispers in words that I cannot hear

“It’s time, precious gift. Now it’s time.”

            Robin Jones Gunn, ©1982

Our son is now married and he and his wife have an adorable 16 month old grandbabyboy. We’ll see them in a few weeks and I can’t wait to kiss those chubber little cheeks of his!

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What are you waiting for this week?

Wait with hope.

Psalm 130:5 is the verse I was meditating on when I wrote One More Wish. I’m so excited because I just received my first hot-off-the-press author copy of One More Wish and now I can’t wait for your copies to start shipping this week from my Online Shop!

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Whatever it is you’re waiting for this week – wait with your whole being. Wait with hope. Trust in His word.

 

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  • Brittney Everett

    I can’t wait to get mine in the mail!! I just had my first baby 1 month ago and I went over due and was married 6 years before we had him so I get the waiting thing!!!

  • Juillet Robinson

    I get the waiting thing too!!! Before i was married I was told I would never have kids. Im now 28 and I’ve been married 8 years, and I have a little buddle of joy, and its due on the 15th (when One more Wish is released :D). I’ve never been so happy, and i can’t thank God enough for this :) I burst into tears every time I talk about it. God is good. God is awesome, and I can’t wait to read Christy’s new book!!!
    God bless you Robin :)
    Juillet Robinson xoxo

    • Excited for you and your new little one, Juillet! May the Lord’s blessing be upon your little family.

  • I love that…Wait with hope! I’m going to have to put that somewhere special. My hubby and I took a step of faith in Feb, and I quit my job. Now, we are waiting for our house to sell so we can downsize a bit. It’s been a long wait, but I know that God has a great plan for us. So, going forward, I’ll be waiting with hope instead of anxiety. Thank you, Robin, for your ever timely words! Can’t wait to read the next book!

    • Yes, waiting with hope instead of anxiety is the way we show God that we trust Him. Start making mental lists of everything that could go RIGHT instead of thinking about everything that could go wrong.

  • Debi Davidson

    Oh Robin, I love your poem ! You have a way of writing that can make a simple and true thought so profound !

  • Natalie G

    I read this just when I needed to. Thank you so much, Robin for your poem and for putting Psalm 130:5 in your email. I am going to write them down and keep them where I can see them so that I can remember to wait and wait with hope:D You’re awesome!!! <3

  • H. Michelle

    I am waiting today for a phone call from a potential employer. He has told me over a week ago he wants me on staff, but I need approval from the school board before it can become “official”. With other districts hiring me and taking it back already this summer, waiting for official approval is an important step for me to mentally allow myself to accept this new reality. The meeting is tonight. Thanks for the verse Robin, it will give me something to meditate upon as the hands on the clock tick by and by.

    • Wait with hope in the Lord, Michelle. His timing is flawless.

  • Jennifer Beckett

    I’m waiting on the Lord to adopt a baby. We’ve tried and failed two times birth moms have changed their minds, within 3 months. Now we wait for the Army to tell us where we go next and wait on the Lord with great hope for another child. It’s been a 3 year wait so far.

    • The Lord is with you in the waiting. Your hope in Him is the gift you have to give back to Him. He hears all your prayers, dear Jennifer. He can do anything. Take heart.

  • Josie

    My cousin is expecting her baby girl this week too!! :)

  • Samantha Kilgore

    I really needed this Robin. I’m waiting for the positive pregnancy test. My husband and I have been trying to concieve for three months and nothing. This was very encouraging!

    • I’m glad it was encouraging, Samantha. Keep trusting God. His ways are mysterious and his timing is perfect.

  • Jess P

    Robin… I can’t explain the situation, but this is precisely what I needed to hear. Thank you.

  • Debbie

    Looking forward to the birth of your grandchild. Will be excited to see pictures. Excited for you. Hope to see you in Chicago unless you are coming to Ohio or closer to Ohio.

    • No plans to include Ohio this time around. It would fun to meet you if you make to Chicago.

  • teridavis

    Wow, Robin, you have no idea how close this hit to home. I read a portion to my husband and he burst out laughing because it could only be described as a God thing. We are awaiting a massive life decision this week (similar to one I know is close to home for you as well) and trying to be patient and positive about it and this was exactly what we needed to hear. Thank you so much and good luck to you and your family!

    • That’s so cool, Teri. Keep being patient and positive and trust God in a deeper way than ever before.

  • superchick19

    I loved the book is there going to be any more with Christy and Todd books because you left me dieing to read more I read the book in a day it was so good I love all your books and you have written kaitie Christy and serra what about tracey any way I thought I would tell you that I loved the book I really can’t wait for more but if you write more about Christy and Todd you should start where you left off in the last book

  • Kellie

    Robin,
    My daughters have read all the Christy Miller series books and now the Married Years as they come out. I, too, have read several of your books…let’s just say…we are fans. In fact, a couple of years ago, my family and i were in Maui and emailed you to see if you might be available for my daughters and me to meet you. Unfortunately, you were scheduled for a conference on another island that week, so the meeting wasn’t meant to be. Now you and I have something else in common….I became a grandmother (I’ll be called Honey) this summer….of twin baby boys!!! So here’s the reason for my post….you must write a devo for grandmothers! I’ll definitely read it and buy copies for all my friends who are entering the blessed ranks of grandmotherhood! Really Robin, think about it!