“Someday when you’re looking back on your life
at the memories
this is gonna be one of those nights.”
Life is a funny series of seasons. There are days when it seems like the sun will never stop shining and good luck follows wherever you go. Then there are those other seasons. The metaphorical winters. These seasons are often filled with indecision, confusion, and lots and lots of waiting. Waiting and praying for identity, for change, and for purpose. Somedays it just feels like the right door will never open. Then all of a sudden you wake up one day to discover that the door (or at least a window) has opened. Maybe it’s a change of heart, maybe it’s a person, or maybe it’s the big news you’ve anxiously been awaiting. It could be a graduation, a relocation, a promotion, a new friendship, or an endless list of other things. Whatever it may be, this is your moment. The one where you realize that the season has changed, the door has opened, and the world is full of endless opportunities.
When you have your moment, I hope you take a second to stop and cherish it. I hope you hug your friend and call your mom. I hope you are showered with kind words. I hope you go for a long run with a fun guy and smile every step of the way. I hope you split a bottle of champagne with your roommate and eat miso soup, sushi, and the best frickin rock shrimp tempura that you’ve ever had. I hope that you drink rum & cokes with cute boys and laugh the whole walk home. I hope that you fall asleep without a single worry in the world for the first time in ages. And most of all I hope you remember to thank the Big Guy Upstairs who was gracious enough to open a door for you when you felt like you couldn’t wait any longer.
And if you haven’t had your moment in awhile, trust me when I say that it’s coming. Sometimes we just have to wait longer than we’d like. I know it sounds cliche, but the darker the days between “moments,” the brighter that happy day turns out to be. I have a dear friend who has been waiting on her moment for awhile now, so if you are like her, I just want you to know that it’s coming… it’s coming… it’s coming… just be faithful. Moments are always worth the wait.
So someday when you’re looking back on your life at the memories this is gonna be one of those nights.