Thursday, June 9, 2011


Very frequently, I find that I have to remind myself about patience

I used to think that I was a relatively patient person, but now I am not so sure.  Maybe it's life circumstances that are shortening my string...maybe it's that I am allowing stuff to get in the way of what is truly most important.

It's just that sometimes I feel like we should have it all together all of the time.  That everything should have fallen into place by now.  That it should be easier, maybe...

But we don't and honestly, we can't.  And it hasn't.  And it's not easier. 

It is life.

And it's hard sometimes. 

When I start to feel badly and the guilt creeps in, I remind myself that in life we must take steps.

I remember that these steps may not always be in a noticeably forward motion.  That there may be times when we take backward steps.  That there may be times when we take baby steps.   

But we're up and we're moving.  And that is good. 

Things will fall into place.  They probably are falling into place as I type this - I just can't quite see it yet.  In my heart I believe that.  In the meantime, I need to remember to be patient with it.  Be patient with the steps; with the process.  Be patient with my kids.  With myself, too.

Be patient with life. 

Because really, it is so, so good! 


Ellen said...

The last picture is priceless!

Wishing you all good things (patience included).

TWright said...

I love you and your family. I'm so glad you can join us this summer. You are an amazing person and your family is so lucky to have you. You are such a strong person and provide so much for your children. Our CS&T kids are so lucky to have you, as are your beautiful children!

Smilen Champ said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Dylan is an amazing, smilen and inspirational hero. He is so cute. I was born with a rare life threatening disease. I love it when others sign my guestbook.