Impatience is built-up by our plans getting knocked down or denied. We want things to happen the way we want them to and when they don't we get annoyed or angry. Impatience shows up in me when I think of all the things Ian's missing: his graduation, Christmas with the family (so far), all the memories that unfold every day, Larissa. When you think of these things your first reaction may be to become sad (which it very much is) but my reaction is, "Just wake up already and get back to your life!" Really, I'm yelling at God. But the thing is, this is still his life, it's where God put him for now. He's affecting people even in his sleep, God put him there to bring glory to himself. The way Ian has affected people during his life shows when friends and family come to visit him which in turn has an effect on the nurses (as does Ian's life previous to the accident). Impatience needs to be chucked out the door at the reminder of God's sovereignty, which believe it or not I have seen in my short life. It's hard not to be impatient.