(in)courage: A Reminder for Grace and Patience

by jessicaturner on January 31, 2014

Target shopping

It was 5:25 and I was in line at Target. I should have been pulling into my kids’ day care, which was about 5 minutes from Target. I typically pick them up at 5:30 every day. The school is open until 6, so I had a little wiggle room, though I knew my 5-year-old son was going to ask “Why are you SOOOOO late?” when I walked in.

On that particular day, I had stopped at Target on my way to the school to pick up a few groceries and household necessities. We had been away for the weekend and desperately needed some things to get us through the week – especially milk.

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Amanda January 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Hi Jessica,

This post really resonated with me (I commented over at (in)courage, too). It also made me think of one of my favorite children’s books. Have you ever read Hurry, Hurry by Edith Thatcher Hurd? (My gramma had it when I was a child, and I read it obsessively, and then scoured the internet for it as an adult. It may not be easy to find, but it is worth it!) In it, Suzie is walked to school by Miss Muggs, whose rushing causes a variety of disasters until the final disaster (involving a pot of glue), makes hurrying impossible. Sometimes children’s books have the best lessons for adults, too. :)

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jessicaturner January 31, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I haven’t read that book, but I will look for it at our local used book store. Thank you for commenting.

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Christy January 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I love this Jessica! Patience is one thing I have to work on a lot. Thanks for giving me some perspective.

P.S. Your purse is cute!

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jessicaturner February 1, 2014 at 8:12 am

Thanks so much. I got it from Zulily.

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