Saturday, August 9, 2008

One, Two, Skip A Few


Allison doesn't like to wait. She's my youngest of three, and she typically manages to find some way to get what she wants (within the boundaries, of course). If I'm not available to get or do something for her right when she wants it, she works her way down the family "chain." Whoever wants to get rid of her the fastest (she talks a LOT) usually caves in to her request. It's not always like this, but more often that I'd like to admit.

We're working on this formed habit, but sometimes she just says something that totally cracks me up. Last month I told her that I'd look at dogs on the internet with her in a few minutes, and she said, "Do you mean Mommy minutes?"

I asked, "Mommy minutes?"

She put her hand on her hip and looked up at me with all four of her eyes, using her other hand to help her talk. "Yeah, mommy minutes. Your minutes are longer than mine."

I could not contain my laughter or the urge to pick her up and kiss her cheeks all over.

So this morning, she did it again while I was giving her older sister the morning snuggle. "Mom, is it my turn to snuggle?"

"A few more minutes, Honey."

Then she sped-said, "One, two, skip a few, 59, 60.....One, two, skip a few, 59, 60....okay, it's been a few minutes."

Ohhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.


I can't help but think how many times I've said "one, two, skip a few, 59, 60" to my Heavenly Father. I did yesterday. And even this morning. Why is it so difficult for this baby daughter to wait, especially since I KNOW that He has good things in store for me? I'd rather pull an Allison and go from one thing to the next until I get my way...but He wants me to wait--wait on Him. And after I've learned to wait on Him, He wants me to wait on Him patiently. And after I've learned to wait on HIm patiently, He wants me to wait on Him patiently with joy and contentment. He wants nothing less than this kind of adoration and trust from His baby girl.

So Lord, here I am today...one, two, I'll wait for You.


I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in His Word I put my hope.

My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Psalm 130:5-6 (NIV)

9 friends shared a comment:

Homesteader in Training said...

Oh how true is that? I am just as guilty my friend. I'm glad I'm not alone though. I'm glad that the Lord gives us friends to relate to on this journey we are on.
I'm glad you like my new blog. I think it's pretty cool. (for now) LOL!
Blessings my friend,
Kim

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, boy - got me! SUCH truth here. And a lesson I NEED (and will need again, I reckon). Thanks for this message, dear Laura.

Michele W. said...

So true... Thank you for your sweet post.

lance said...

What a blessing your post is.
Blessings,
Lance
www.lancessoulsearching.com

Josh said...

This lesson hits home with me. I always want to skip straight to 60. I find that the more times I try to skip, the longer God makes me wait until I finally "get it." I must say though, He never disappoints when He does finally deliver the answers to my prayers.

Yvonne said...

Ahhh... what a beautiful girl! Thank you for the smile and the reminder to be patient while I wait for God's answer to my prayers.

Homesteader in Training said...

Uh I came over to steal your Sunday Meme and it wasn't there LOL! Hope you had a great Sunday!
See you tomorrow.
Blessings,
Kim

lori said...

Mom minutes....I'm laughing...my third is a boy but WOW, he sounds just like her...Sir talk~a~lot!

OKAY, I JUST saw the post where you link to some of your faves...I'm so moved...:) You are right I am a visual gal...I wish there were a "living drama bible.." I'd be the first to WALK through it! SEE it...you betcha..:)

Thank you so much for the kind words...it really meant a lot to me...I'm so glad that we met at the Well....what a blessing coming here has been for me!
Too bad you don't live in Georgia, we'd be buds...I just bet!

peace...and hugs..
Oh, and the title comes from a Third Day song that convicted me the first time I heard it...I listen to it all the time...the kids dread it...they know I'll be singing along with Mac Powell as LOUD as I can....

oh mom...puh~lease.....:)

again..you blessed me!
thank you!
lori

Patty Wysong said...

Oh! What a good one!! This blessed my socks off and then stomped on my toes! LoL--I needed it--I've been pulling an Allison. *grin* Thank you.

*sigh* I've missed you!