Aug 19, 2009


I am one of those moms that spout off things to my children that have been handed down from generation to generation. 'Clean hands are happy hands', 'If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all', and 'Because I am the mom, that's why' are just a few. Lately, I have been saying another one that is so easily rattled off--'Good things come to those who wait'. AHHH! I am done waiting.

Our family has been in a waiting pattern for a while now. Those of you who are aware of the particulars know what I mean. My tantrum is over and I am left to be thankful. It is so easy to get caught up in instant gratification in our world of texting, overnight delivery, and IM. We want what we want, WHEN we want it. Let me be clear, I don't think it's wrong to want things to have happen or own. What Chris and I have tried to instill in the kids is that sometimes you have to WAIT for it. Through this past year we have learned to be thankful through our waiting. We are thankful for a job, health, forgiveness, a home, family, children, marriage, and countless of other simple things.
I wish at this point I had this story all wrapped up in a package of a SOLD sign, but this entry is about patience. So, we wait and wait for the phone to ring and then the ball will roll towards Arizona and our extended families. Then we will wait again. We are getting good at this waiting game. The added bonus is getting good at being thankful for whatever comes our way. The kids, really Rose, are getting tired of this holding pattern that we are in right now. Their toys, clothes, activities are out of sight. Now is the time of character building. I hope that I can exude patience and thankfulness for her example, because I really shouldn't act or feel any other way.