Patience, Anyone?!I learned this little ditty as a child; don’t ask me who sings it, I simply can’t think back that far. I find myself singing it to our little Munchkin whenever I notice a meltdown on the way, or whenever she’s demanding something.
“Have patience, have patience;
Don’t be in such a hurry.
When you get impatient,
You only start to worry.
That God has patience too.
So, think of all the times
When others had to wait for you!”
This morning, Devyn was throwing a fit because I just wasn’t moving fast enough for her; she wanted cuddle time with Mommy and Curious George. So I started singing the above tune while I continued getting ready for the day.
Then it hit me; those words should probably be directed at me. (Sometimes it sucks when you’re trying to teach your child a lesson, and you learn it instead!) I am so anxious and so ready for Hudson’s arrival that I’ve grown increasingly impatient, which as the song states, just leads to worrying. I really am trying my hardest to be patient and enjoy these last moments, but it feels like a never-ending, inner-battle.
I’m going to be humming the above ditty a lot these next few days…