Years ago you requested something from God. In a moment of belief you made a request. Over time you forgot what you asked for and simply moved on with life.
God has not forgotten your prayer. His faithfulness never diminished over time like your memory. The answer to this particular prayer needed all this time to develop into the fulfilled answer you are about to experience.
Just this reminder of the coming answer to this long-forgotten prayer has increased your level of hope and anticipation. This reminder feels good doesn’t it? Capture this feeling and choose to live the rest of your life in a moment-by-moment awareness of God’s faithfulness. This is what it means for you to live a life of expectant faith.