My husband forgot his notebook and wallet yesterday morning. He called and asked me to gather them up and bring them with me to church (he leaves early to help with set up, I follow later).
This sort of thing used to bother me … a lot. I’m not sure when it stopped being a bother (though I’m glad it has). I used to be upset that he was forgetful (it was inconvenient) or that he was using me as an errand boy (he wasn’t appreciating me).
Now it’s just a part of life. My husband is sometimes forgetful (as am I, we are both human) and we ask for help and consideration from each other (we are a team). It’s really nice. I know I can count on him and he can count on me. We generally serve each other with a minimum of fuss.
I encourage y’all to examine your attitudes when it comes to serving your sweetie. Yes, he is human and his needs and wishes will not always be convenient (and sometimes they’ll be downright inconvenient, like you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me inconvenient). Can you see your husband as a person of value, even when he is less than perfect? Can you ask God for help in learning attitudes of kindness, generosity and a willingness to serve? It’s amazing what that kind of service will sow into your marriage relationship.
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I’m always looking for good recipes. Here’s a great one from Happy Home Fairy – Yummy Pumpkin Cookies. It’s incredibly easy and very, very tasty. A great fall treat.
Be generous! Lori <><