So after reading Sally's blog I started thinking of a word for my life in 2008! I actually thought about it for a couple of days now and I came up with:
I have noticed lately that my patience with others, my kids, husband, and myself has gotten a little shorter.....especially after a long day at work.
I simply adore and love my family more than anything in the world, but when I would have a long day at work and come home to a toddler running wild throughout the house and an infant wanting only you.....my fuse would be just a bit short. I would start to feel extremely guilty about becoming somewhat annoyed or upset that things weren't relaxed the way I wanted them to be. Obviously I know that as soon as you have children your life won't be as relaxed as before....but some days you just hope.....
My beautiful daughter is such a joy to have around. She is on the verge of turning 3 years old and is discovering so much more everyday. We still are working on the potty training, which definately takes a lot, I mean a lot of patience. Michael is also learning new things everyday...and even though almost everyday it is hard for me to do things around the house without him crying for my attention at any given time, I should feel blessed to be loved that much!
I admit that I do lose some patience with my wonderful husband, but then again who doesn't lose it with their spouses....especially during hunting season...hehe.
Now when it comes to work, I love love love my job. I am thankful to have a wonderful teaching job at a wonderful site.
I enjoy my class even though they are very squirely.....I have a lot of young ones (late birthdays) in my class...and some days it takes a toll on me. However, I love what I do and I learn so much from each of the students that walk through my classroom door.
Finally on a more touchy issue.....patience with myself. I often become very frustrated with my self image. After having 2 babies I definately want to shed some weight. This is where the lack of patience comes in.....I want to see results as of yesterday. I have come to an understanding that if I want to lose the weight in a healthy way it is going to take some time....time that I am now willing to wait.
I hope I haven't put you to sleep, after reading about why I chose patience as something to focus on through out the coming year!
A couple of qoutes that I found.....hope they will quide me through my quest to learn to have more patience!!
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."--Franklin P. Jones