Hubby Care

September 10, 2010

in the generous life

Encourage him to take care of himself. Is he getting enough sleep?  Good food? Personal time (recreation, hobbies and interests)? Do what you can to help.

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.  Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Barb M. September 10, 2010 at 5:15 am

Lori, my hubby does NOT take care of himself. No, he’s not obese or ill or anything…yet. I mean, he works VERY hard at his job each day; I can only imagine how exhausted he is. And yet, I am one who feels that if you are fit and healthy, those jobs and times are made so much easier by the fact that your body is ready for them. My sons follow in my footsteps that way; they play HS sports. My wonderful man is worrying me, but I can’t get through, so I chose to pray to God about it, and be a role model and that’s all for now, since he is not interested, or feels he can’t do anything more at this time. :( Not only that, but then our stepson only sees dad at home, not realizing just how hard he’s worked all day, and models his at home behavior, which is basically resting around the home. I really don’t know what to do, but God does!

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April September 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

Barb, I agree and totally feel you. My husband is the same way. He worked so hard for so many years that now he’s actually broken (his spine) and it’s so frustrating. As a group fitness instructor, I know how to take good care of my body, and my husband just refuses to do it too. Right now, I pray for his heart. There were tips a while ago to pray each day for your husband’s friendships, weaknesses, etc. I have those saved in my phone for quick reminders to pray. It’s certainly difficult and often does put a damper on our marriage, I think. It’s discouraging because I try to ensure i’m taking care of myself, but he doesn’t…..

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Sharon Cohen September 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

As my readers know, my husband is a stroke survivor. He suffered a massive stroke at age 34 which robbed him of speech, reading, writing and mobility. For 11 years before I married him, he struggled to regain those lost abilities. His efforts were valiant, his progress miraculous, his prognosis – permanently disabled.

It is my life’s work to assist him through this life – to cheer him when he is discouraged – to appreciate his efforts – to acknowledge his fears. My husband had done all that he knew to do before I came into his life. Now it is my job, my calling, to stay at his side, as his help meet. I like to think that I was appointed to be at his right side, his paralyzed right side, to do for him what he cannot do for himself.
.-= Sharon Cohen´s last blog ..Waiting to Catch Him =-.

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Sharon Cohen September 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

As I was writing my comment (above) I began to recognize more and more things to write about. I wound up creating an entire post. If you’re interested, you can check it out here:

http://husbandsdeepestdesire.blogspot.com/2010/09/would-you-be-that-woman.html

Thanks for being such an inspiration, Lori. I look forward to your posts every day.
.-= Sharon Cohen´s last blog ..Waiting to Catch Him =-.

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