I have always been an impatient person. I harass my husband to tell me what he got me for Christmas, and he says over and over, “You’ll see. Patience is a virtue.” I hate hearing that because I’m don’t understand patience. I wait eagerly for every big moment of my life, and I dislike the wait. I hate anticipation, and I’m not big on surprises.
I never expected to learn patience from my kid. You see, my kid is as willful and impatient as I am. When I was a baby, my mom says I threw fits. Now Grace throws fits. I’m patient, more patient than I thought I would ever be, and I wait for the fit to be finished. And then we go on.
Who would’ve thought?
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