Since October was almost over, I decided last Wednesday that it was time to take the kids to get some pumpkins. I had hoped this would be a family event with the traditional wagon ride out to the fields to choose a pumpkin, but that didn't work out. So instead, I packed the kids into the van and we drove to a place here in town where the yard is full of pumpkins. Blair fell asleep on the way, so she stayed in the van while Ian and Brynn ran around a chose pumpkins. And so my lesson in patience began:
For the next two days, I practiced my next lesson in patience:
"Mom, can we carve our pumpkins now?"
"Mom, I wanna do my jack 'o lantern now!"
Ian watched with great excitement as I cut into the top off of his pumpkin. He looked inside, and then looked at me with a skeptical face. I handed him a spoon and told him to scoop out the inside until it was clean. Clearly, this was not what he had envisioned:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, you, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.