While in the Preparation

Preparation (noun)
1) the act of making ready or being made ready for use
2) something done to get ready for an event or undertaking

Lately, I've found myself in a season of preparation.
Preparing our home...for when Gabriel moves in.
Preparing my heart... to have a strong marriage.
Preparing my spirit...to reflect His.
Preparing my mind... to absorb how to fully make an imprint on students.

Sometime when I think of being in preparation, I get uneasy wanting to arrive at the "final event". I've grown to realialize though, it's in these times that we learn the most.

I want to look back at every stage of preparation, as a gift. A gift of time to "get ready" for what is ahead.