- the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction.
A tiny egg sits on the underside of a milkweed leaf, unnoticeable to many. In a few days, it hatches; a ravenous, munching caterpillar that eats its fill before entering its translucent, temporary, magical house. Although it may appear that all is quiet and still, the caterpillar works tirelessly inside, out of sight from the world. And then, one glorious day, in its own perfect time, the majestic butterfly emerges with damp wings unfurling, fluttering just a little at first, then flapping with greater urgency; understanding it is destined for something more. The anticipation builds... in both the one who has taken this remarkable journey and the one who has witnessed the metamorphosis; never tiring of being the one who stands expectantly on the sidelines watching and believing...the wind beneath their wings....time after time.