“Because being a homemaker isn’t about being extraordinary. It’s about seeing the ordinary in a conscious way. A way that leads to gratitude, joy and understanding. A way that helps me create an environment in which me and my family can become more human everyday. If you are moved, I invite you to share your ordinary things by replying below or leaving a link.”
Once per summer we make our way to the ancient amusement park in our neighborhood for some good old fashioned bacchanalian revelry. A few years back Mattheus became fixated on the bumper boats. At the time he wasn’t tall enough to ride them, and so the refrain the past few summers has been, “I wonder who will be tall enough to ride the bumper boats this year?”
After much anticipation, it was finally Lucien’s turn. When John saw that the line was pretty long and moving slowly, he suggested to Lucien that perhaps they could go ride something else and come back a little later. Lucien’s answer? “I’ve waited long enough, Papa.”
What is different about the pure and simple joy that passes through us when we’ve had to wait for something? Is it that our desire has the time to deepen and mature, allowing our joy to do so as well? Whatever it is, in a world of instant gratification, sometimes it sure does feel good to wait.