Monday, November 29, 2010

The Art of Waiting


Dad and I had great conversations this weekend.
No matter our age, parents can still impart so much wisdom.
Today, he talked about
w a i t i n g

photo taken while visiting Pires Florist

~ The Art of Waiting ~

waiting
for school to begin
for school to end
for the right job
to retire 
 for the right person
to save enough money
for good food to cook
patiently for your turn
to heal
to understand God's answer

There's a fine art to
waiting
~ a delicate patience ~

Lord, may I learn that the fine art of
waiting
is knowing that each moment
each now
is in itself a prize.

27 comments:

Wanda..... said...

Being content is the perfect way of waiting. Thoughtful post, Maria!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength....I am counting on this verse. I need to be renewed. Much going on here that I cannot write about. I will be waiting on Him.....

koralee said...

Beautiful post today my friend...yes a good reminder to us all...why do we forget these important life lessons?

Happy Day sweet friend...enjoy time at home with your sweet WISE Dad!

xoxoxo

It's me said...

What a lovely post and wise words !!!....we all waiting........lovely week darling....love you Ria...

Vicki said...

Hi, Maria,
Such great and beautiful thoughts, the art of waiting, enjoying each moment as it happens. You always impart such wisdom. Blessings to you, your sweet dad and entire family~love always~Vicki

LindyLouMac said...

Such words of wisdom :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Another beautiful post, dearest Maria. Your picture is so cute! This kind of moments shared with your father are the moments you will never ever forget and cherish forever. I think many times about priceless conversations between my dad and I.
Hugs and more hugs for a happy Monday off from school. Enjoy joy joy, sweet friend xxxx

Linda said...

Ah yes Maria. We seem to be in the "school of waiting." I am trusting that not one of those moments is wasted. The Father has purpose in everything - even waiting.
This was beautiful.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Maria-I need to find a way to frame these words. Waiting isn't something I do well at all. I don't wait well in doctor's offices, or for packages I order or for anything really. I need to work on this one!

Julie Harward said...

You are so blessed to still have him to talk to. And yes, this is a lesson that life teaches all of us...patience! It's a good one to learn too ;D

Bela said...

What a lovely picture, Maria!
What a wonderful message, dear Maria! I LOVE it! I can say I am a bit more patient through the years. Wish I were more...

Have a great, sweet week, dear!! Bela.

Barb said...

Maria, This post is so wonderful - I'm shaking my head in agreement! Patience is "delicate" and the control it requires is easily broken.

Diana said...

How perfect Maria! Your daddy is very wise! Love Di ♥

Sandy said...

Wisdom beautifully shared! Thank you, Maria! God bless!

Teresa said...

Oh Maria!
Your heart is so PURE and so SWEET!
You are truly one of the loveliest people I know!
Thank you for blessing me with such sweetness!
Now!
About WAITING!
I just KNOW you must be WAITING for that sweet LL necklace.
Forgive me my friend!
I promise with all my HEART I will send it off this week!
I have your address.
Please forgive!
I've been distracted!
Hugs!
And KISSES!
xoxoxoxoxo

Wanda said...

What a blessing ~~ Conversations with your Dad. I miss that so.

I have learned through many trials, and difficulties, that "waiting" is truly a gift, and accomplishes much if we are willing to do it.

Thanks again, for inspiring us with your words of wisdom!

Gloria said...

Your beautiful post today reminds me of a quote I just read: There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. -Henry Ward Beecher

Your dad is a special and wise man...:) Enjoy this gift from God...your Dad!

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo Gloria

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh Maria, This art is earned by experience. What a beautiful post.
Yvonne

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria, I am sending you some sweet snowflakes for a wonderful warm evening ***x***x***

LV said...

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Sometimes there is no tomorrow. Waiting is not my thing. I am short on patience and wish I was not. I am working on it tho.

dcrelief said...

Lovely~
My Dad recently passed away. I found this comforting. Thank you.

francis said...

You and your dad . Your words are always filled with love .
My dad died when he was 63 . I cannot imagen how it would be to still have a dad . But I do remember both my grandfathers and they were very special ! and old !
I also remember how my mother loved her father ( my grandfather ) who lived with us for a couple of years after my grandmother died . I still have his pipe and ash-tray.
Thank you for sharing and making me remember these things .
All the best for a wonderful weekend .

Roo said...

beautiful.
so wise.

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