I think I’m one of those people who may suffer from a little bit of seasonal depression, it’s been dreary here in Flagstaff for days, we got over 22 inches of snow in 24 hours and another foot is on its way Sunday evening into Monday, yet for the first time this afternoon the clouds parted and the sun came out and there was actually a sunset. It lifted my mood and I felt more motivated. I feel more motivation when the sun is out. I feel less of a need to hibernate and become more of a doer. I never really thought I was the kind to be affected by weather because I’m typically a happy-go-lucky person even when times are tough. I persevere through the storms. Don’t get me wrong though, my husband will be the first to tell you I’m a ranter when things go wrong especially when the internet is down for hours and I have a post to get up or emails to send out or when WordPress isn’t working the way it should. I can get really frustrated, but when those things pass, I’m a happy person that generally believes the glass is half full. I always want to keep heading forward.
Now my husband and I have been through a roller coaster of 11 years together. Good and bad times alike. Life is not always a beach. Anyway, my husband is ever so patiently awaiting the day of his surgery where he’ll finally get his spine fused to help with the pain of spinal stenosis. His diagnosis has been changed from degenerative disc to spinal stenosis. I’m not sure which is better, but I think spinal stenosis sounds better because it’s not a “disease” and it means that this could be his only ever fusion. Let’s hope!
Since November we’ve been waiting. Waiting for his pain to get better, waiting for this surgery and even though it’s a brand new year, I still feel like we are waiting for our year to officially start. I’m waiting for some online classes to start in February. Scott will need (at least) six weeks to recover from his surgery, but it will be more like 3 months to a year, so in a sense that’s more waiting, although I don’t think we should look at it impatiently because I don’t want this man taking on or doing things before he’s ready after his surgery.
There’s a lot of waiting and healing that will be taking place here in the first three months of the year and I’m okay with that, yet at the same time impatient for success in the things I hope to accomplish. I want to be there already, but I know I need to give things the time they need to bloom and become what they are. Things don’t happen overnight. Success takes time and healing takes time as well.
If you are in a season of healing, give yourself the time you need to heal. Don’t rush it. If you are in a season of learning, give yourself the time to learn the things you need for the success you hope to accomplish.
All things bloom in their own time.
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