Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Wait

Waiting on a Ride
Oil on canvas panel

Hi! I am so glad you stopped by. I love this painting and I love getting to share it with you. My son took this photo at Universal Studios. Priceless. Waiting! These women were waiting on children to ride a roller coaster and judging by their faces, I think they were both hoping that their children would ride the coaster multiple times. HA HA HA! We have all been there! Waiting for one thing or another. I have to share with you my most favorite "wait" ever was waiting on our twins. It was March 13, 1996 and my husband and I arrived at the hospital about 6:30am. I did a little paper work, put on my hospital gown, got an IV and at about 8:30 am the twins were ready! Because I was not having a C. Section, my doctor asked if I minded a few people observing. I said I did not mind and on his cue about 10 people in plain clothes walked into the delivery room. I got eye contact with my husband and non verbally said "Are you kidding me? " I will say I quickly forgot they were there because at 9:06am Fox was born, all 7lbs.5oz of him. The crazy thing was that the minute he was born I visibly watched KK stretch completely out in my belly and decide to stay a while. I "waited" 45 minutes for that 7lbs.8oz little girl. And man was it worth the wait! Sitting there that day with all 5 of our babies on my bed, I would have waited a lifetime for that moment! However, "waiting" does not always have a happy ending. It is not always waiting on roller coasters or babies or even a grocery line. Sometimes it is waiting on a test result or waiting on a loved one to return, or waiting on a broken heart to heal. Waiting.   I love the verse in Isaiah 40:31" Those who "wait" on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."    We live in a society that does not wait for anything. Everything is right now. But the truth is we have all waited for something. Imagine if we waited on God and trusted Him to fulfill His promise...He will renew our strength. Waiting on Him and with Him is much better than without Him.     Share your story of waiting with me! I love your stories! Come back again you know my door is always open! love love love Ruthie



  1. Love the story of the twins birth, and yes, I think we spend half of our lives waiting.

  2. What a fabulous story and that painting would make a great 'girlfriend' card.
    I so appreciated your comment on my full moon painting :)

  3. I agree with Mary, this would be a fabulous girlfriend card. I continue to wait and trust....

  4. Ruthie,
    I love this...the straps down, the buxom middle-age cleavage, the bodies say, "I have children" . I can feel the sticky humidity on these women. You really captured something ethereal here. The subject of waiting and time intrigues me. I have written some on the difference in my grandmother's generation, who " passed the time" and my own, who "manage and save" time. Isn't that interesting? These women are passing the time. Love it.
    Your fan,

  5. I stumbled upon your blog tonight and have been reading several posts. I love how you weave scripture in your posts. Much needed. I loved this one the most because it spoke to me personally. I am anxiously waiting on some major changes in mine and my families life. Good changes and there is no direction fact we are waiting on my husband to graduate from college before anything can be changed. I feel God keeps telling me to settle down and let Him work. So hard for me because I like goals and plans. However then I remind myself that we are on the journey just not exactly where I'd like to be.... Thanks for the reminder.

  6. I loved reading your precious message! Thank you for reading my blog and for taking time to share your heart with me! I'm teaching a bible study right now and Tuesday's lesson is on change! How crazy is that? At the end of the day, it all comes down to do you trust Him or do you not? He, The King of Kings, loves you. He wants only the very best for you and Prov.3:5-6 When we trust Him with our journey He PROMISES to direct our path. I LOVE that! and my favorite promise...The Lord's loving kindnesses indeed never cease! His compassions NEVER fail. They are new every morning.Great is Thy Faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my soul.(that means He is enough!) Therefore I have hope in Him. (This reminds me of you...)The Lord is good to those who wait on Him, to the person who seeks Him. Lam. 3:22-25. Rest in the shelter of the Almighty, and in the shade of the cross. Your Heavenly Father holds you tightly. love to you! R