the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, withoutcomplaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to havepatience with a slow learner.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
So, here I am trying to remind myself that patience is a virtue. That my ability to contain my frustrations and channel my energies productively is exactly what those books taught me. Does that make me want to wait? Heck no! But here we are. Waiting, fingers crossed, hoping, hoping, hoping.
This post is really more for me than for my readers. I know, I'm sorry. But I do need to tell myself that patience is possible, that being anxious isn't really going to change my current situation.
And now I'm going to take a shower.