I promised to take Taylor on the bus one day during Easter Vacation. It's a big deal because this is how Taylor is going to get around for much of her future...that is if she can't convince her sister to take her around and earn some gas money...
I had this crazy realization as I was tapping my fingers, checking out my phone, and looking every 2.5 seconds for the bus to come. (We happened to be about 15 minutes early!) Taylor's entire life will be about patience. She'll have to wait for someone to pick her up, drop her off, wait for someone to give her directions, wait for someone to help her out...wait wait wait wait wait. Then wait some more.
Taylor is really good at being patient, and she's really good at taking her time. I am NOT! I want to move fast, get there fast, do hundreds of things up until the last second, then push the limits of time but relish in being there right on time with my to-do list checked off. Sitting with Taylor and seeing how bad I am at waiting made me realize I am not helping her out for the future by satisfying my own instant gratification problems. I am also realizing that patience helps me listen better. I had a blast listening to Taylor and having some fun conversation with her.
Of course, I also see how patient God is with me, but that's another entry for another day!
|Waiting for the bus...practicing patience|
|We have reached our destination! Just a bustrip away|