Patience

I run out of patience quickly.

And then it becomes anger.

I don’t mean to be so impatient but it comes with the territory. A very short fuse.

If I expect something and that something isn’t happening, then I am on edge and woe be the person responsible.

I’ve had to apologize to my wife several times this trip. I snap and say things I shouldn’t. At least I recognize it and can say something but it’s always too late. She’s a saint for putting up with me and forgives me pretty quickly.

People I don’t know though? Oh, it’s on. Don’t piss me off. I will let you have it. I don’t have much remorse for that and I know that makes me not a very nice person.

Today had moments. We called it a day a bit earlier than normal because my patience and tolerance is wearing thin. We’ll quit while we’re ahead.

We went on the paddle steamer Natchez and wandered the city streets a lot.

We’re still one souvenir short for our oldest son.

Tomorrow is the Tomato festival and Megan is already training for the tomato eating contest.

It’s been a good break so far.

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5 thoughts on “Patience”

  1. Balance, what life is all about. Taking that N.O. break with Megan is excellent balance. Hardness of training and service to this country, balanced by the love of your relationship with yourself and Megan . I pray that that the balance scale weighs ever more heavily toward the later. In Jesus Name. Amen

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  2. Yay!! I’m so glade Megan was able to make it out! I love that picture of her you posted. Now I can’t wait to hear about the tomato eating contest! 😉

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