Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. ~James 5:7
I’m not patient. If there’s a gene for patience I was born without it. Waiting makes me crazy, even when I have all the time in the world. So how have I dealt with the chronic neck pain, four neurosurgeries, multiple doctors, therapies, medications, and miscellaneous treatments that have controlled my life since January of 2009? Not well. The fact that I lost my job of twenty years and I’m still not physically able to do many normal day-to-day activities, let alone return to work? Not well at all.
I used to think this experience was God’s way of teaching me patience, but I’m just not sure anymore. Everything happens for a purpose, I know that. But sometimes, like today, I get a tad bit (OK, a lot) frustrated that I can’t do the things I want to do. Today I’d like to go see my future daughter-in-law perform in Faust. I’m sure she’s fabulous. But a two-hour ride each way and a three-hour opera? Simply not possible for me right now. And I hate that.
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