Sunday, March 29, 2009

Patience My Dears, Patience.

Anybody that knows JP and I very well at all knows that Patience is not our strong-suit.  In most areas one of us balances out the other, or occassionally we find that we share the same strength.  But when it comes to patience, neither of us take very well to waiting on things which seem out of our control to come together.  We prefer action to inaction, and while a bit of patience can actually enable better action, we don't always see it that way.  

Once again, we are finding ourselves in a moment where only patience is required, nothing else.  In fact, taking too much action at this very point in time might throw an even bigger wrench into our plans.  And so we wait, for somebody else's decision to determine what action we shall take.  

It occurrs to me that this is an opportunity to submit.  It is an opportunity to put all our trust in Heavenly Father above and say "I will go where you want me to go".  In fact, it even feels just exactly right to say it out loud.  "I will go, where YOU want me to go"...and I will, and I'm fine with it.

If things go the way I think they will probably go, by June we will be moving out of this neighborhood, into an as yet undetermined neighborhood.  We don't really want to leave, but if we need to we need to.  We could look at it as an opportunity to "upgrade" but we're happy with where we're at, we don't feel the NEED to "upgrade".  Our rate of rent works for our budget and even allows us to set aside  a little each month.  There are no "Joneses" in the nieghborhood, which works quite nicely for me, who admittedly, has gotten caught up in keeping up at points in the past.  Our children have made friends in the neighborhood, and we love the mountain view.  We would love to stay.  But we also know this is not the only neighborhood in the area that will suit our needs.  And so if we must move to a new one, that will be ok too.  But until our landlords get some answers on decisions they are trying to make, we have nothing to do but wait, and that is where the frustration begins.


Heatherlyn said...

I, too, have a hard time not knowing the outcome in advance. I hope that if you do have to move that it turns out just as well for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Well then...hurry up and wait.

ramsam said...

Learning patience is never easy! On the flip side, change seem to always be a good thing and help us learn and grow. Either way I hope this turns out in a positive way.

The Sartori's said...

ooooo north phoenix has mountains remember, and US!

tammy said...

That's hard. I've always prayed that we will end up being where we need to be, and it's always worked out. In fact, that's what brought us to AZ. Good luck!