Wednesday, September 17

Patience

Some people have it, some people don't.

Well, that's not true. Just some people have a lot more than other people I guess.

I have quite a bit. Especially with Payton. Maxwell on the other hand, tests my patience daily. Sometimes he wins and my patience loses.

Missy tests my patience on an hourly basis. She almost always wins and ends up back outside so I don't have to deal with her. Good thing she likes it so much out there.

But even beyond my charges, I notice my patience being tested lately. In line at the grocery store. In traffic. In my marriage. With God.

I'm trying to be more focused and realize that I need to relax and let life and God take charge and not be in such a rush. But it's hard with our fast paced society.

So if you see me sitting it traffic yelling at the car in front of me. Or hear me telling the boys to "Hurry UP!" yet again...remind me to breathe. The worst that can happen is we're a few minutes late.

I'd write more about this, but we have to have lunch, get Max down for nap, clean the bathroom, do laundry, clean the kitchen floors, pick up Payton from school, come home, do homework, eat dinner, go to church, meet with our pastor, come home, take baths, get the boys to bed, do more cleaning...

Breathe, Ellisa...just breathe.

6 comments:

Jen said...

It's hard. I have been reminding myself that more and more lately.

All together now, deep breath in and out.

Lorene said...

I heard beer helps, too. :)

I think we all do that. Overwhelming as it all is, it's still so much fun huh?

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Oh babe, I hate that we live in such a fast paced society. I know it's what causes my patience to run low a lot of the time and I wish there was an easy way to change that. I think you're right though, just being able to stop and breathe and realize that being a little late and things like that aren't the end of the world, makes things much better.

Marissa said...

i'm there.
i'm so so so so SO very there.

after having spent days camping with a husband & 4 kids in a pop up camper, i'm so there.

i wish i could do better.
for them.
for me.


*hugs*

The D'Alessandro Family said...

I understand! For me, it's the wine that helps (not beer :)). Just breathe!

Kim Cervone said...

I might just copy andpaste your thoughts to my blog. I thought it would be more calm when everyone was in school...NOT the case. Deep breaths and prayer, my love. Sounds like we are all in the same boat. Love ya!