Day 25…Because You Have to Talk About Patience…

I knew that writing a series on waiting would no doubt require some posts about patience. I have been dreading writing them, because I am truly one of the most impatient people I know…as I reflected on my lack of wisdom on the subject, I suddenly thought of the most patient person I know…

photo by Jaime Prewitt
Hint: it’s not the gal on the left! ;)

     I knew my husband was a patient man before I married him, but now as I live life daily with my love, I am in awe of even how much more patient he is than I first realized. I’ve talked a bit about our adventures in waiting in regards to his possible new job opportunity, and while yes, that obviously affects me and my choices, it is truly my husband’s daily journey…to wait for something he is unsure will happen, to have faith and be productive while waiting for something he is by no means guaranteed.

     The love of my life uses his Yahweh-given patience with me on a daily basis. I am a firecracker of sorts when I need to vent my emotions, and I’m sure talking to me sometimes is no picnic. He always listens so deeply and speaks with such wisdom at just the right time. He is patient when…
 I don’t follow through,
when I’m late,
when I worry too much,
when I’m forgetful,
when I’m the queen of impatience…

the list could (and often does 🙂 go on and on…

 So often god shows me through him that patience is indeed a virtue, and one I’m sorely lacking. I’m so grateful that my husband’s patience is infused with grace. I have no doubt I will learn a million things from him in our lifetimes, but one of the deepest, truest gifts I can hope to glean from him is the Spirit’s fruit of patience.

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“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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