Petulant Children Seeking Patience
“The virtue of patience is the one which most assures us of perfection.” -St. Francis de Sales
Patience, where have you gone? I’m trying so hard to find you as this dear little one settles down for a nap, but his incessant whimpering for ‘mama’ is difficult to ignore. All of my tried and true tactics go unanswered. Enduring silence, insistent shushing, and ceaseless waiting have failed. Even the Gregorian chant that puts the nine-year-old to sleep – albeit happily – is not having the desired effect.
In desperation, I await the even breathing that announces slumber, but it does not come.