Those words were said often by my Nana when I was little and apparently I learned it very early. I have been told that I was a very patient child. I was always good at waiting my turn and even when I was over excited for a trip or something fun I could wait pretty quietly for it to happen.
When I was 8 and over the last 20 years I have learned even more patience in helping take care of my multiply disabled little brother. He is and will most likely stay around a 5 year old level and because of his OCD and sometimes manic outbursts, patience is needed. Sometimes when I am out with him having dinner or in a store and he has one of his outbursts I can usually calm him down pretty quickly. I get asked by waiters and people around us how I do it. I usually respond "Patience and understanding" I never really thought about my answer till now.
What a reward that would be for all those times you had to hear, eventually!
One reason I know you will be an excellent mother is because you have had to become extremely patient!! But you have waited long enough. Time to let your husband be proven right.