Today I babysat my ex-arch nemesei, Lois Marie and Mac. I was nervous going in because I knew that in the past, they had gotten the better of my patience. I knew this was a test. Patience has been my mantra this semester but I really never felt like I had made any progress. Well, I am happy to report that I didn’t get angry today. There were a couple of times when I had to use my “stern” voice (like when Mac wouldn’t put his seatbelt on) but I didn’t feel the wellspring of anger that graced my time with these children, who are now potty trained, before. It is so comforting to know that God can be working in us and we could not even know it. I’ve realized that I’ve been freed from worrying. Is anger/impatience next? I still have a long way to go but today has proved to me that I am not alone in my desire for patience. I am not alone.
Funny stories at the end of the week…it’ll be a compilation.