Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Anticipation

Synonyms for the word anticipation are: expectation, expectancy, hope and eagerness. The dictionary describes anticipation as: expectant waiting – the feeling of looking forward, usually excitedly or eagerly, to something that is going to happen.

We all have anticipation about things in life, whether it’s the birth of a child, a wedding, a graduation, an anniversary, the first day of a new job, school or fill in your own blank. It seems the thing we await for takes forever to come, but once that day arrives, the event seems to come and go so quickly.

Tom came home safely from Burning Man. The team had a great time ministering to the people in the desert. They endured dust storms (pictured above), heat in the day and cold in the night, but they ate very well.

One of the team members from our church is a chef and he managed to cook great meals for the 50 team members. One night he made a six course meal and set a beautiful table. I can’t wait for some of the folks that went to blog about it. (Hint, hint)
Half the team came back by Sunday at 12:30. They looked tired but were so excited from their experience. Tom and Don C. had to drive back the large shopping cart. It was filled with a week’s worth of garbage (63 bags). This made the camper go very slowly and it was overheating. They had to dump the garbage, return the shopping cart (pictured below with team members in it) and then the camper. Don C.’s wife and I drove 4 ½ hours to pick them up. They got there about an hour and half later than we expected. It felt like an eternity.
The anticipation was killing me. Sometimes when we anticipate a moment it can be a let down. Sometimes the moment comes and it’s more than what we expect. When the camper rolled in and Tom came out it was more. His face was a sight for sore eyes. I held him for so long. He was so tired. By the time we got home it was 5:30 am on Monday. We just enjoyed being together, enjoyed the day and relaxed. It is good to have him home.

© Nadine Z. 2007

20 comments:

chelle said...

Glad that everyone made it home safe and sounds and that you are content!

That looks like a crazy dust storm!

Amydeanne said...

that looks like an amazing trip! and that dust storm looks unreal to me.. of course if it was snow I would know exactly how that felt! lol

palmtreefanatic said...

wow!
glad he is home safe and sound;)

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I am so glad he made it home safely. I've been there myself in **anticipation**. That 6 course meal in the desert sounds amazing. I can't wait to read more about it!!

Karolee said...

Glad Tom made it home safely (along with everyone else).

Dedee said...

Glad he's home.

Be well!

Louise said...

WOW crazy dust storm pic!!
I am SO glad they are home safe!!

A Woman Who is: said...

Yeah, your hubby is home! I have been thinking about you and praying for you both. Dan said you were both beaming when he saw you at Costco tonight!

Keshi said...

glad they made it safely!

Keshi.

EM said...

I'm so glad that everyone made it home safe and that the mission was a success! I can't wait to hear more about it!

Shionge said...

This is absolutely wonderful anticipation Nadine to see your man home :) I know how you feel coz it is just like me....full of anticipation of going home whenever I travel.

Art said...

Glad it went well and glad Tom's back home;)

KAYLEE said...

THATS GREAT:P

Erin said...

Happy to hear everyone got home safe and sound.

KarenW said...

It's always great to have loved ones come home! Glad they all had a great time.

Cheri said...

Neat picture of the dust storm.

Anonymous said...

when is he going to post anything about it, or anyone else for that matter??? hb

kaylee said...

love it :P i have fainted alot lately but :(

Demara said...

Oh wow Nadine!
That is quite the dust storm...I too am glad Tom made it back safely.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Glad it all went well. I didn't think the first picture was one that he had I thought it was from WW2 or something! Wow that is crazy!