Are We There Yet?

On our car trip in Michigan this summer, it wasn’t long before the kids started asking the universal car question –-“Are we there yet??”

Knowing we still had a long way to go, I had to quash this line of questioning straight away. “Yes, we are exactly where we need to be.” This bought us a little bit of silence as they tried to figure out what I was saying. That was my answer the next time as well. They stopped asking.

As annoying as Are we there yet? is when my kids ask it again and again, I’ve found that many adults ask that question throughout their lives. Am I there yet? I will be there when I graduate from college, get a job, get married, have kids, when kids move out, change jobs, make X number of dollars, retire, etc. So many of us wait for a certain event to happen before we believe we’ll reach our destination of happiness and contentment.


You are exactly where you need to be. If you don’t like where you are now, think like a GPS: recalculate and change direction. But whatever you do, take time to enjoy the journey. You’ve probably heard the saying, Wherever you go…there you are. And you are. Enjoy.


  1. Isn’t this the truth! We get so aggravated with this question when they learn it from us! Always desiring to be in the next time of our life, or worse, looking back at where we came from. Thank you for the reminder today to live for today! One day at a time Sweet Jesus! Today I celebrate 16 sweet years with my love and I plan on enjoying each moment that this sweet day brings.

  2. Happy Anniversary, Brenda! What a lucky guy to live with someone who enjoys each moment. Here’s to many more happy moments for you both- cheers!!!

  3. Julie Van Tassel says:

    You are right on with this and I hope the kiddos take this lesson and say on their college graduation when asked the best piece of advice they’ve ever gotten and they recite your words: “I’m exactly where I need to be.” Great post!

  4. Great blog Christine and great thoughts. I am where I need to be right now, but I do want to go in different directions. I’m moving up and my GPS is re-calculating.

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