Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Oh, What a Day
Let me be so sadly honest....I am not patient. I have never been blessed with the godly virtue, and have managed to sneak away from my time with parenthood with a few teeny-tiny jewels of patience left in my pocket....the rest must have fallen out through the holes along the way. I wake up in the morning with a renewed and freshly polished awareness to smile and kiss and deep-breathe all my worries that the day my bring.....away. And when nap time finally arrives....my precious patience jewel is dirty and disgusting....buried beneath clenched teeth, bitten cheeks (weird, i know), and rolling eyes. I lay my sweet girl to sleep and sigh in shame at my disgraceful display of patient mothering, and hope that in the next hour and a half, I will be able to uncover my precious jewel again and finish off my day a little better. Sadly, when nap time is cut short, mommy has not yet found her patience. I scramble inside myself to uncover my precious little gem as I work my way up the stairs to my yelling child....WHERE IS MY PATIENCE???? I open the door with a stone face and work my way to the curtains, "Is there no one to help me? Think of the child?!". I realize, help is always there, I just have to ask for it. I have brushes and water and shovels to find and clean my tiny precious patience gem, I only have to ask for them. Lord, I may have only been blessed with the tiniest amount of patience known to man, but please help me find it.....and use it, please?