“Children reinvent your world for you.” Susan Sarandon
Growing up I was never good at having patience. I also never thought that it was very important either. I believe that learning to be patient can come in several different ways. For me, being a mom has been the best opportunity for me to learn this, and not only that but it has been a joyful way to learn too. At the beginning you have to learn this skill because you are running on little sleep. With out patience the combination of little sleep can make it easy to be short with your spouse. And that of course was a little challenging. But, as Eli has gotten older it’s amazing how something like wanting and waiting for him to crawl is teaching me patience all over again. He is so interested, he gets on all fours and rocks back and forth. He will scoot backwards or roll every where but will not go forward. I get so excited when I see him rocking back and forth thinking this will be the day. There are actually a number of videos with him doing nothing on my phone because I thought he was about to crawl! No matter how badly I want him to crawl it will only happen when he is ready and I can’t change that fact. So what can I do in the mean time while I wait for his crawling adventures to start… have patience, and keep that camera rolling!