Sunday, August 1

Patience

I'm sure you all know the familiar quote , " Patience is a Virtue." Well , this week I had to nanny my two cousins for three days . And ,did I ever get to practice patience !!!! Whenever my cousins would whine because they couldn't get their way , I had to remember to be patient ,yet still firm . When they would pull my hair and climb on my shoulders , I had to remember to be patient . The high-pitched decibels of screaming...Patience . The tiny, annoying things they did , I had to remember to be patient . Patience , I think , is one of things that we will use most when we become married and have children of our own . By losing your temper and getting quite angry at little children when they pull our hair or ask a million and one questions in a minute , only shows a child that this is the way you act when someone (or something happens that) disturbs you.I know many times that I lose my patience, and it doesn't end well . Instead, it brings more strife and grief to others around me .

Well , I've basically just been rambling on about patience . But really my point is that this week I've learned the virtue of patience , and I hope you know the virtue of patience , also ! It's something I'll need to keep working on my whole life through! Thankfully the Lord is there to help me.

* I will be gone this whole week . I'll be back on Saturday .Love, Sarah

8 comments:

Bethany said...

You are very patient m'dear - espeicially since I've seen a few of your cousins and can not even guess how trying they might be --- But I've notice all little kids seem to swarm around you because - well -

*take two on commenting* forget it. I'm not very literary if you know what I mean...

*ack* break - I need a break... *cough* all the ironing finally got to my head.

*Clears throat* Excuse me - I better go - this isn't getting anywhere...

~Bethany

Bailey said...

You're a wise girl to recognize this. I won't say that I have mastered it, though I've definitely seen the effect of patience on younger folks. (Try multiplying two by four. That's my life.)

I can stand hyper children, giggly girls and all manner of that sort, but whininess drives me up the wall - almost literally. Bravo for you!

Bailey said...

p.s. Hope you have fun at camp!

Sarah said...

I have got my hands on a computer ... so now I can moderate my comments !

Flop, I love you ! Thanks for calling me patient !I have to say though , Sometimes I just want to throw little whiny kids in a dumpster , and tell em to BE QUIET !!!! but I am trying to be patient ! Love you, and see you on Sunday !

Bailey , I have to agree , whinning is the worst ! I managed to get my hands on my brother-in laws computer . so I can check comments ! love you ! Sarah

Bekah said...

If anyone had toatal patience they'd be labled close to perfect.Everyone at one time or another has lost it and yelled or gone to their room and screamed.Sarah you are not alone.My two cousins are here four days a week for the entire summer!So believe me...I know how you feel!

Sarah said...

Beckah, Hope you have a fairly enjoyable time with your cousins . Cousins can be cute and nice , but they can also be monsters . But all you need to remember is , Patienece. Love you ! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Dearest Sarah,

May you always remember patience is one of the "fruits" of the Spirit. Go to Him for help. We can do all things through Christ.

Love you, Mom

Sarah said...

Thankyou mom . I love you so much and can't wait to get home and shower you with kisses and hugs ! I've had alot of fun , but I miss you and am ready ro get away from the city ! Love you so much !

Your daughter Sarah

P.S. Say hi to dad ! And see you tomorrow .