Worth waiting for

You long to be in a place

where you are no longer

having to wait for this,

where you are finally able to be free

from the worry

of what might never happen.


And on the outside,

you know you are growing,

you can see that things are changing,

day by day, year by year.


but on the inside,

there is this struggle

where you feel

you are knee deep

in stagnant waters

and even when the sun shines in

it does not seem

to shine on you,

and you feel the weight of gravity

as it takes its toll on you.


I hope that this could be the place

where you slowly begin to believe

that it is still okay to hope

and to trust

for better things.

And it will start

with the little things,

such as realizing

the beauty

of all that you are worth

without the things

you long to have,

and whatever you do receive

will only be able to add

to who you already are,

and who you are already

becoming.


So tread slowly

in these stagnant waters,

there is no need to rush here.

And please do not be hard on yourself

for all that has not fallen into place.

This world is hard enough,

and even then, you are free to know grace.


You may feel lonely,

but you are not alone

you may feel empty,

but you are whole

And in time,

you will surely meet

who you were meant to meet.

You will travel to the places

that you were meant to see.

And you will look back on this season

and be grateful

that you learned to see the value

in the smallest things,

for all of it prepared you

for where you were meant to be:

on grace and hope-filled journey,

lined in endless Light

where even in the waiting,

you learned to be alright.
You learned to believe

more was coming

and you had not seen everything yet

and though it took longer than expected,

it was all worth waiting for,

and you found that you,

yes, you,

were still worth the journey,

no matter how long it took,

or times you were overlooked,

hope was still stirring within,

and not a moment of your life was wasted.

– Morgan Harper Nichols