In 1981, Tom Petty's single, "The Waiting," from the album, "Hard Promises," was released.
The song peaked in the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 19.
Since then, the song has been covered by Linda Rondstadt, was used in an episode of "The Simpsons," and is used regularly by officials with the Philadelphia Flyers when goals or plays are under review.
The song hit my mind like a freight train this weekend and since, I haven't been able to get it off my mind.
For a few months now, I have contemplated purchasing Petty's greatest hits album.
If I get this album in the next few days, I suppose I can play it on the player at home and hear this song over and over.
Merry and I learned last week we would be waiting no longer than Oct. 16, 2010, to meet our child.
During the course of Merry's many doctor's visits in the past few months, they got crossed on a final "Due Date."
For many weeks now, Merry and I have been under the impression the baby would arrive no later than this Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.
But at her doctor's appointment last week, Merry learned from her doctor they will not let her go past the original "Due Date," of Oct. 19, 2010.
This means the baby could still be born on the same day as one of my cousins and uncles.
Then again, the baby could still come any day now.
Petty's song has been stuck in my mind for a couple of days primarily because we are still waiting for the baby's arrival.
The chorus to the song says it all and Petty was correct with the assumption.
"The Waiting," is the hardest part.