Webster defines the word patient as bearing pains or trials calmly or without complain. That’s a pretty good definition, I think. My friend, Robin, taught her children about patience years ago and used the phrase, “patience is waiting without complaining.” I know how to wait. I’m 40 years old and have done a lot of waiting in my life. I am just now seeing the beginning fruits of my book-writing journey that started over six years ago. I’ve had to learn to wait. Until this week, I would have said I’m a patient person. But the whole without complaining part is getting in the way. I may not throw a temper tantrum like a three-year old who doesn’t get the toy he wants when he wants, but I certainly do have a heart that isn’t happy when I’m waiting sometimes. I have a feeling I’m not alone on this. When you wait, are you waiting without complaining?