Written by Abby Custer
Winter often feels like a season of waiting. If you’re anything like me, then you crave the sunshine and outdoors as you wait for this season to pass. This is also a time when I struggle with wanderlust and my need to get away. More than likely, the buzz of spring break is currently on your social media radar too. But instead of experiencing an awesome get away with your friends, sand in your toes, or some other Instagram worthy adventure, you are stuck right where you were before you found out the news of your pregnancy.
Maybe you feel like everyone is leaving you behind, and you don’t want to miss out.
But I want to tell you that there’s beauty in this season of waiting, even though we often don’t see it right away. Just as the spring plants need the winter to rest and regenerate, we too can find ourselves in need of some serious rest and rejuvenation, and we don’t need to go anywhere at all for that to happen. Your life may be changing in a way that you never expected right now, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still good. I promise you that you are in for an adventure that you can’t even begin to imagine, and it will be so much better than anything you could possibly do on a spring break getaway or share on a social media post.
It’s okay to feel overwhelmed right now. It’s okay to feel like you are missing out on your regular life. Things are changing, and sometimes we want those changes to come sooner than they do, while other times, we might not want those changes at all. But just like the hard, winter ground, underneath all that change is something really amazing and beautiful that’s waiting to spring forth and be revealed. It’s a chance to find a new part of yourself that you may not have even known existed.
We can see this everyday in nature. I love to plant flowers, and while I’m definitely still working on my green thumb, I’ve had the pleasant experience of witnessing new flowers appear in my beds that I never planted. Whether the seeds were carried by the wind or the birds doesn’t matter. Those seeds were dropped at that exact place and rooted into the ground all on their own. What an unexpected, lovely surprise, one that I never had planned on, but was so glad to have happened.
At Compass, we can stay in this season with you. We know it will be worth the wait.