While reading Denise's blog today I was touched by the idea of showing love for our husband and sharing the story with others. In today's world (secular) there is so much spouse bashing or just gender bashing in general. It's so sad. Many years ago I joined an email group for mother's of teenagers. (keep in mind that my boys are now 22 and 25 and at the time they were 12 and 14-you do the math) Anyway, a forward went out in our group that said some unkind things about men. I was, well, perturbed by it, and I wasn't even married at the time. Immediately one of the ladies in the group stated that she was offended by it and would like to be kept off any future emails that bashed either gender. (Way to go Diane!!)
Anyway, I want to take this time to share about my wonderful husband. I took a vacation day today so I could go to karaoke night at church. It also ended up that my step-daughter, Char, came over today as well. (this is always a blessing. she will be 15 soon, and has a busy life, so we love it when she can "squeeze us in") So Char and I went with Eddie this morning to clean the church, which he loves, because I do the things he dislikes the most--clean the bathrooms, mop, wipe down the tables and kitchen. Char and I also wandered together so Eddie could shop leisurely at Hobby Lobby looking for ideas and stuff to make us a new Christmas Village. He was able to take his time instead of worrying that I was getting bored. (like I could get bored at Hobby Lobby, really!) Char and I took Eddie to dinner at Carlos O'Kelley's, his favorite restaurant and then headed to church for Karaoke night. Now, I don't get up there and sing, trust me, no one wants that. (I love to sing, but can't hold a tune for anything!) But, Char did bless him by getting up there and singing a song with him. All in all, I think he had a wonderful day!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for bringing Eddie into my life. May my words be gentle and my acts of kindness many. Do a work in me to be the wife I know he deserves. I thank You for giving me such a loving, kind, God-fearing husband in this time of my life. May we both please you each and every day. Amen.