Make Room

October 15, 2013

in the generous life

I just did my second (and last for this year) Just Between Friends (consignment sale event).

It’s a lot of work to gather and price your stuff and then you get to haul it all over creation to get it to the event and out onto the floor. By the time I get home I’m … tired (but happy because it’s done).

When I got home tonight my husband had dinner ready, was pleased to see me and asked questions about my trip (he knew enough about it to ask intelligent questions). I felt deeply loved and appreciated. I was valued. He made it easy for me to do something I enjoyed.

What is not to love about this man.

It was so nice to have him value my projects, to make it possible for me to take on something like this, to take care of physical needs (like hauling boxes to the car and having dinner ready), and doing this all with a real smile and delight for me.

Can we do that too? Can we support our guys with a smile and a helping hand? Do we value what they value (if for no other reason than it is important to them)? Can we make room for their projects in our lives so that they can have something they want in their lives?

Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves—our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.  William E. Simon

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Cassie October 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

I think this is a huge part of marriage! We still have our individual goals and ambitions, but we must partner up to support each other in them so that they can be accomplished. Good reminder!

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Gaye October 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love the word picture you’ve created of Paul loving you and supporting one of your projects. It’s a great reminder of how we need to treat our spouses.

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