Life Verse Design

Life Verse Design
Life Verse Design

Monday, August 18, 2008

Have patience and live simply

When I was a little girl, I can remember my sister singing that song. . ."Have patience, have patience, don't be in such a hurry. When you get impatient you only start to worry. Remember, remember, that God has patience too, and think of all the times that others have to wait for you." I am continuing to learn this lesson in patience as children are not so good at hurrying. . .and thus, the walk around the block that took a good 50 min. First, Ainsley helped Porter get all of his "gear" on. Then she got all her "gear" on (and yes, she's in a strawberry shortcake nightgown that was my sisters back in 1980). We were off and then we stopped to see the big machines, stopped to sit on the big rock
stopped to get a drink, etc etc.
Then after nap we did it all over again, except that this time I think it only took us 45 min :) God continues to teach me patience! Truly though, I am so glad my kids are getting to be kids. . when else in life can you take a 50 min bike ride around the block in a semi see through nightgown? :) And that leads me to this picture
When else in life are you satisfied (actually delighted) with a simple patio table and umbrella that look like this? Our back door neighbors have 2 little girls and after they'd been playing in our yard, it was time for lunch. The neighbor girls had lunch on their patio table with umbrella, so my kids took their lunch outside on our deck, and made themselves an umbrella :) Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence! You can see that Ainsley's arms got tired after awhile. . thus the chair holding up the umbrella!Kids, I had so much fun watching you live simply, work together, and then relax together in the sun with your watermelon, under your umbrella.
Oh, and thanks girls for the memories in the last post!


JulieM said...

I love that song. I sing it to my kids all the time but haven't been able to find a copy of the song. Do you have one? So true I love it that kids can just enjoy the simple things in life so fully! It is a good lesson for me as a mommy!

Lara said...

You had "The Music Machine"? I LOVED that record (yes, record!) Julie, I do have a copy, but it's a casset recorded from that record...

Oh, and Ben has those same PJ's that Porter is wearing. :)

Patience: yep, I could use a little more of that. Could they just move a little quicker?!?