Patience is not one of my stronger virtues. I usually like to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am not very patient when it comes to knowing what is happening or should I say NOT knowing what is happening. I am a planner....I like to have a plan. I like to know how, when, where, why and who. I am the one in class who will ask a million questions until I get the exact information I need for my brain to process it correctly. I am not very good with stock/generic answers.
I have been struggling this last week with patience. I want to start working on the baby's room. I want to start purchasing clothes, toys, bedding and necessities for our little one. I want to know when we will be travelling so I can start making travel arrangements. I want to be able the answer the question "So, have you heard anything yet?". This past weekend someone asked me this, they just happened to ask it at the exact moment that I was NOT in the mood to answer this question. I apologize to H for my not-so-nice answer.
Our adoption wait is trying the last thread of what little patience I have. Seriously, I need to know at least how much longer we will have to wait. If I knew then I could plan for it - seriously! I WOULD plan for it.
I don't dare ask because I know the answer will be "Well, we can't tell how long these things take" so I won't bother.
Instead - I have decided to post some quotes on patience - I hope they will help me to gain a little of the quality I so admire in others. Oooooh! I should put some of these on my vision board (I will talk about that another time).
"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience." - Unknown
"The secret of patience is doing something else in the meanwhile" - Unknown
"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength" - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
"Life is all about timing...the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable...attainable. Have the patience, wait it out. It's all about timing." - Stacey Charter
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen." - Ralph Marston
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Wish me luck!