Day 17 of Advent: Advent Poem


Waiting and wanting

Is waiting all about wanting?

Waiting for treasure.

Waiting for love.

Waiting for passage.

Waiting for arrival.

Waiting for release.

Waiting for relief.

Waiting for peace.


Christmas Day.

All’s turmoil

And then all is fulfillment–or not.

Once the wanting is past,

the waiting is finished,

the treasure, the love, the passage or arrival, the release or relief,

the peace–is all in our hands.

The waiting is over.

Do we know what we have?

By Susan Philips

Published by marciedoll

I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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