What I Wasnít Expecting
And then somebody told me
That what I didnít know I was expecting
But they couldnít tell me what would be.
And I was left staring into the void
Between what is and what will be.
And so I mourned those things
I hadnít known that I was expecting.
I wept over what I did have
Because I knew that I didnít know
What to expect anymore.
And I was overwhelmed by uncertainty.
I pondered what I hadnít known I was expecting.
And slowly, through those tears,
I came to understand that no one gets what they are expecting.
Just usually you know what you did get
Before you know that you arenít getting
What you were expecting.
So it was the experience of staring into the void
Between what is and what will be,
Without any expectations,
That took my breath away
And left me reeling and uncertain.
And made me think about what matters.
Then slowly I came to realize
That what I did have
Is just as good as
What I didnít know I was expecting.
And then I knew what a wondrous gift Iíd been given
By what I wasnít expecting.