Today I got lots of practice at being patient ~ patient/patience my special word for 2015. A chain of events that I'm now laughing about. I had a doctor's appointment at 2:45, I was there, in fact I was 10 minutes early. I sat in the waiting room for 40 minutes. I would cross one leg and then a few minutes later cross the other...have you ever noticed how time drags when you're waiting? Eventually they put me away in an examining room, yes I said 'put away,' because that's what it feels like to me. Put away and forgotten! After 35 minutes the doctor comes in, visits with me for 10 minutes, TEN minutes, and I'm done. Patience, I must have patience.
We're now in the car and off we go to get prescriptions filled. The weather is awful, pouring down rain, I just want to get home. We arrive at CVS and we're in line at the pharmacy. There's this young man in front of us. he bends over to touch his toes and his shirt rides up and his britches ride down, we get half-mooned. Patience, I need patience...I just want to get home!
On the road again, we're starving and Luby's is on the way home. We stopped to get a bite to eat and everything's going well...I thought....I get my food from the tray to the table and then I look for the server, I needed some pepper sauce for my spinach. He was talking to another customer...and talking and talking and talking. I think they knew each other, in fact I think they were friends, very good friends. I got up and got my own pepper sauce, no tip for him. Patience....I need patience...I just want to get home!
Six o'clock and we're home at last! First thing I take the dogbabies out, oh dear, it's still raining and they hate to get wet. They go to the end of the porch, stop and head back to the door. No babies, you must go poop and pee. Back to the edge of the porch and back to the door, after lots of scolding they went on out in the yard and took care of business. Patience....I need lots of patience!
It's such a contradiction ~ we plead for patience when what we really want is the granting of our wishes so we don't have to be patient anymore.
Karon Phillips Goodman
Your Late Again, Lord (2002)
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Hebrews 10:36 KJV
Until Next Time
Thank You Lord, for the Blessed Assurance that You won't give up on me!