Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Patience Is A Virtue


 The saying is Patience Is A Virtue. In case you are not entirely certain what that exactly means, it means: The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. (Source: TheEnglishClub.com).
     When you become a mom suddenly patience becomes a very important part of your life. Your baby is born with no patience, your toddler has barely any patience, your child little patience, your teen some patience; however, you as a mom have lots of patience. You probably do not feel like you do, but you do.  A lot of times dads develop this trait when they have children as well.
    I never considered myself a patient person. I snooped around for Christmas presents a couple years. Sorry dad but the spare bedroom closet? Not very creative. I get excited easily. As much as I loved children and babysat a lot through out my life both family and friends' children I never had a ton of patience for them. I did only hold up with them until I knew it was time for me to go home or for them to go home. However, when you become a parent you are suddenly home all the time and so are they. You have to develop patience to not just coexist with each other but also to love each other for whoever they are unconditionally.
    I find patience a roller coaster. You are born with none, develop some, then when you are older you lose it again. Perhaps the young and the elderly are in on a secret that the rest of us with patience do not know. Perhaps it is that things happen fast. Yet, when you are bouncing a screaming baby on your chest and entertaining a toddler nothing "seems" fast. However, it is. Time moves fast even when it does not feel as if it is. Instead of wishing for more patience I think next time I will wish for more time, that way I can really savor these moments when I become very impatient again.

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