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Worth the Wait

Though we didn’t get home until late yesterday afternoon, it started to hit me Saturday that we would soon be back in the real world.  For two weeks, my husband and I focused on each other.  We didn’t worry (too much) about work, about nonsense, or anything else.  I surprised my husband with a driving tour (which I read about on Victoria’s blog), and though it turned out to be a little bit of a disaster on our end, it reminded me how this life was worth the wait.

journey of doing - Worth the WaitP I N I T

…in junior high, I always wanted to go on my school’s trip to France.  That wasn’t in the cards financially, so I had to wait until my junior year in college when my summer internship paid for my study abroad semester in Florence, Italy… worth the wait.

…not getting to attend my first choice college out of high school, spending my freshman year at Texas Tech, and transferring to University of Redlands, where I met all of my closest friends, got healthy, and realizing that I could be happy again… worth the wait.

…changing my major numerous times, settling on the most difficult major (for me), and struggling through every minute of it to get my Petroleum Engineering degreeworth the wait.

…my stepdad being willing to wait until I was ready for him to be a part of my life to be the best dad this girl could ask for… worth the wait.

…convincing my students to apply broadly to college and resist the urge to give up at first deferral or rejection… only to see them get into their dream schoolworth the wait.

…living in our tiny apartment to save money so we could buy our first home in the neighborhood where we wanted to live with a short commute… worth the wait.

…all the times when I thought no one would get me and that I wouldn’t get married, only to find the perfect person for me.  Who gets me.  Who understands me.  Who loves me despite my flaws and desperately tries to make me happy every. single. day… worth the wait.

  • Biana - Everything good in life, is worth the wait!! I love that photo of you guys!! xo, Biana –BlovedBostonReplyCancel

  • Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders - It sounds like this trip was beyond perfect, and I can’t wait to hear all about it! It definitely sucks getting back into the real world after a fun trip though!ReplyCancel

  • cara - Aw I love this post so much! There are so many things in life that are definitely worth the wait. It makes you appreciate it that much more!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - I love that picture of you two. 🙂 I had some bad dating experiences before I met my husband, but everything was worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - Such an inspiring post! And an adorable picture! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Elizabeth - Yes! I’m so happy you’ve been able to reflect on all these moments in your life and shared them with us! What an inspiring way to start the week. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • SMD @ Life According to Steph - All of those things…worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Olya @ The Siberian American - This is such a lovely post, Sara! All the good things in life are worth the wait. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Elizabeth - A practice of patience for sure but worth it in the end! I love that capture girl.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Elizabeth - Can we just talk about that picture?!? And love this. If I had gotten into my first choice college, I would have never ended up in Kalamazoo and met Nick! I always think about that!ReplyCancel

    • Morgan - I agree, that picture is so cute! Everything happens for a reason. When one door closes, there’s usually a better one opening.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis - Lovely photo of the two of you! Some things are worth the wait even though it may seem painful at the time but it gives us good life lessons right?ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - This post made me smile, I love it. And that photo!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - That’s such a lovely photo of you! Sorry the driving tour was a bit of a disaster… but I’m glad it didn’t ruin things at all for you. Patience doesn’t come particularly easily to me but there are so many things that are worth the wait. I need to remind myself this!ReplyCancel

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