Clean up on aisle 6!

October 8, 2009

in the generous life

I’m not perfect.  (gasp!)  And when I’m not being perfect, it’s really nice when people are patient with me and generally kind as a muddle through learning how to do things differently.  Sometimes it takes me a few times.  Sometimes it takes me more than a few times.  In fact, there have been some struggles that have taken me a number of years to heal and work through to a certain level of success.

My husband is not perfect too and I’m pretty sure that he would like the same patience and kindness that I hope for.

Did I mention that my husband is 6’2″ and a really big guy?  He has radar, the kind that says “Lori’s trying to do something, how can I get in her way?”  I kid you not.  It’s one of my major frustrations with him.  Usually I’m pretty good and I just ask him nicely to move.  Yesterday I royally fussed at him for standing between me and the soups in the grocery store aisle.  <sigh>  I’m sure that was a really good witness.  <sigh>

All that sighing to say, offer your husband some patience and kindness when he messes up.  Our guys have their struggles too.  They are not perfect (as we are not).  Pray for him, encourage him and let him know that you understand his struggles (or at least sympathize with them).

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African Proverb

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Angela October 8, 2009 at 8:39 am

Thanks for this reminder!c My husband is 6’6″ and I am 5’2″. I thought you were going to say that your husbands radar would know when you are trying to do things and he would come and help, lol! But I can sure relate to him being in the way. I do know that because of his size, he feels like he sticks out, so somethings make him feel very selfconscious (like dancing at weddings, so we don’t). Thank you for helping me to consider his feelings, even when he is in my way. I know if i ask him with a smile, he won’t mind moving, or helping get things from the high shelves : )


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