Thursday, April 14, 2011

Patience

I wouldn't say patience is one of my strongest traits. In fact - I hate waiting for anything. Sometimes even waiting for a red light will make my blood pressure rise. It's always been that way, but I think it is only getting worse as I get older.

I've always been one to make a decision, and then jump on it. Like the week after I graduated High School and decided on Sunday that I wanted to move out, and by Tuesday had moved into my own place. Or when Jason and I decided to get married a couple days before Thanksgiving, and by New Year's were already on our honeymoon.

Once a decision has been made, the waiting becomes pure torture for me.

And that's where I'm finding myself this week. We made the decision to move back to the states, the plane tickets are bought, but now I just have to wait. It's not that I'm anxious to leave England, because truth-be-told, I absolutely love this country. I'm just anxious to start the new phase - the phase that will hopefully lead to a job, and eventually settling down somewhere.

I'm anxious for my girls to have a yard to play in, walls to decorate, and toys that are worth keeping. I'm anxious to have to walk outside to get the mail, to live on a quiet street without fear of a double decker bus running over one of my girls, and a king size bed that is big enough to really stretch out on. I'm anxious for hot summer nights, and fireworks, and picnics at the park with cousins.

Luckily, I get to spend everyday of the waiting with these cuties who have no concept of time.
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They take each day, and in fact, each moment, as it comes.
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I am continually amazed at how fully they can enjoy the moment. Their laughter is medicine to me, and a reminder that this time will pass so quickly, and before I know it we will be back in the states, and I will be longing for the simple, quiet life we had here in London.

3 comments:

Stuart and Sarah said...

When and where are you coming back?? I hope to Utah and to Salt Lake so I can see you!!!

Jeff & Rebecca said...

I can hardly believe how much your girls are growing. They are darling! I love seeing your beautiful pics of London. We're excited to have you guys come this summer. Being a mom is a good lesson in patience, isn't it!

Micah's Mania said...

Sun I would have said that is one of your STROGEST!!! You are an amazing mom and person from the first time I met you!!! Love you and can't wait to see you!!! I saw Kelli the other day and we decided that when you get back we need a Mom's night out!! I would love a Mom's weekend out!! But I will take what I can get!!!