A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

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Tomorrow. . .

Tomorrow is my 42nd anniversary.  I know you don’t think I am old enough to be married that long, I know what you mean, I don’t feel old enough to be married that long either.  But, when you think about it, we have two grown children and six, yes I said six, grandchildren.  I guess we are both old enough.

Have I told you the story?  The first time I saw him was at a birthday party, he looked pretty cute to me and his shoes were polished and he dressed well.  After dating for a few weeks I decided to take him home to meet the parents.  Here is one thing I noticed about him.  He didn’t have a temper.  My father had a quick temper and most any thing could set him off.  While on this home leave my mother had a box of apples she wanted brought into the house and my man picked up the box and the bottom fell out and the apples flew every where.  I naturally waited for the nasty words to escape his mouth and he just simply fix the bottom and picked up the apples.  This was as odd as wearing a coat in July.  I had never seen a man react so mildly to this seemingly awful thing.

Well, I didn’t base marrying Bob on this act alone but I can tell you this, I have never seen him discipline our children in anger.  I have never heard him yell at our children or me because he was angry or for any other reason.  I appreciate his patience in dealing with a wife who mostly thinks she knows it all.  He is the calming force at our house, he is the patient get ‘er done kind of guy.  I am the slam bam thank you mam, always in a hurry, I accomplish a lot but it is not usually perfect.  What a pair we are.

I thank God that he took my decision of marriage, with out a thought of praying about it, and has helped two totally different people make a home and  a happy life together

So, Happy Anniversary to my man, our children and grandchildren, it is fun to celebrate life together.

How Did I know. . .

How did I know reviewing my day and writing it down and praying about it would bring such quick results.  I didn’t!!  I quickly found out this morning I am not  just fooling around this is for real. The Holy Spirit is nudging me–here is how it happened. . . .

I stopped at the post office to mail a book, (another hobby I haven’t told you about, I sell books on Amazon.com) and the mail clerk asked me what was in the package.  I told him it was media mail, he wanted to know what it was, I told him it was a book, he wanted to know what kind of book. I told him a work book he wanted to know what kind of a workbook.  At that moment, I could feel my tiger (impatience) lurking in the corner ready to jump.  I told him in just a little snappy way that it was a math workbook.  I really wanted to tell him it was none of his business.  As I walked out the door of the PO I knew I had something to pray about and write about.  I want to be a patient, kind person and next time I will control even better that tiger that likes to pounce every now and then.

Day two of the eating plan, so far so good.  Can’t wait until Thursday to see what the scale says. My friend, Carla, says I am very brave going public with this.  I say I need all the encouragement I can get.

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