***This is a Re-Post from my Blogger in honor of Today being my parents 30th Anniversary!***
I honestly don’t know if I will ever write it but I have in the past talked about writing a book on waiting for the right man in your life and not settling for just a boy! It is still a possibility… The only reason I mention it is that this blog post could very well be one of the beginning chapters of the book.
I have often heard it said that patience is a virtue. But what is a virtue and why should I have it anyway! When I looked it up the premise of it is a virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. That being said I can agree that patience is a trait I value as the foundation of principle. My brother being the incredible young man he is occasionally calls me “chayil ‘ishshah” in reference to Proverbs 31:10, it is the original Hebrew text for virtuous woman. He calls out the very virtue I should have in my life. I am learning to let my life reflect such an excellence in character. Someday I hope to reflect such virtue in the eyes of a different man in my life!
There’s that word… Someday! That is really what I have stirring in my heart right now. The Someday! Someday is a day that many of us for the most part as girls romanticize. I should clarify this I am not saying this is bad thing! Someday is a good thing! But what I am saying is don’t put off someday trying to get to someday! Because if you do that you will spend a lifetime living the todays or tomorrows never reaching someday.
I want to tell you a story about two people and how they met. A few years ago on the night before Christmas eve there was a young lady named Beth working the late shift in communications on an overseas military base. There was also a young man named Paul who worked in the same place but worked a different shift so they had not met. Paul being up late and not really having anyone to talk to decided to call into work knowing it was usually pretty slow at that hour. Beth was working with another guy that happened to know Paul they talked for a while and eventually Beth joined the conversation. Paul thinking it might be fun to get together when everyone wasn’t working asked if anyone had every had Mongolian BBQ because there was supposed to be some close by on Christmas eve. Everyone agreed it would be fun! So the next day when Paul having been on leave for a couple days showed up to pick up Beth, He was wearing of Jeans and a T-shirt with a scruffy look from not shaving for a couple days and well introduced himself saying “Hi, I’m ZanyNut Zinn!” Now if you don’t know me all that well you wouldn’t have known by their names that this story is about how my parents met. I’m using this story to say two things. First I am able to share it for the most part from memory because well I have heard it like a million times! I love the story because like most people they weren’t planning on having a day that was, well going to change their lives forever but well they did… they had a Someday! Which leads to my second point in the midst of all their todays there was a someday that probably started off looking a lot like it was just going to be another today!
Many of us spend our life looking for Someday when we could be enjoying Today! Remember this Today has the potential becoming that Someday!I think that patience is enjoying the today while waiting for someday!