Today is Tuesday; and I am joining my friend, Karen Beth, for Tuesday @ Ten.
This link-up, writing from a prompted word or phrase, is one of my fave...be sure to check out the others' posts, and link your own!
Today's word is: PATIENCE
A word that I have written about over and over and over...
Something I have prayed for over and over and over again!
Actually, I am a pretty patient person,
Most of the time!
The times that I have a worse time with patience are with my husband...
A subject I have written about quite a lot on my blog; and one that I really am not an expert at. Don't ask me how to be patient with someone who has no idea how his behavior affects someone else, especially me...his wife and caregiver! I have a hard time with that.
Patience? The definition of "patient" as an adjective is:
"(a) a person who can wait for a long time/who remains calm/who doesn't lose his temper; (b) careful/painstaking."
Actually reading this definition reminds me of my father. For years, his hobby was building small airplanes from kits.
My Father a few years
prior to having a stroke
After having a stroke, my father continued to work on his model airplanes with such patience...
...With the use of mostly one hand since the other one was crippled and in a brace!
I was amazed at his skill at holding the airplane with his crippled hand so he could paint or glue it together!
Now, I will say this - There were times when my father became very impatient; when my two brothers and I were growing up, he was a quiet, patient man...but had a few out-bursts when we were "out of control"!
But, later, when building these model airplanes, especially after his stroke, he would get very impatient with himself and his inabilities to do things as he had once done...not often; but sometimes.
More often he was a very patient man!
I pray for that kind of patience! I pray almost every day for it...
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Thank you, God, for the example of this wonderful, loving earthly father. My I learn the patience he had - before and after becoming ill. And, may I be more patient with the one who I become the most impatient with...