Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Was Wrong

Let me just say...There are many things I love about my husband. He's a great man and I feel so completely overwhelmed with gratitude that the Lord chose me as his partner in life. While I love him, he is not no means. Nor am I, but that's not my point *wink*

He has his flaws. He leaves trails for me to find. He listens to all of my thoughts and great ideas. Takes advantage of nap time.

Allows me to partake in all the house hold fun. Translation: Clothes on the floor bedside, he pretends to listen to my ranting and raving, falls asleep anywhere at anytime, and let's me clean.  And I could go on. Isn't he precious?!?

No really. I think it's a bit comical because he is fully aware of the things that he does that sometimes send me off the deep end. Fully. But, he still does them. Sometimes, I begin to think that he just doesn't care.

Then I see things like this bag.

It's his lunch bag from yesterday. He brings it in for me to empty everyday. There's no better way to end a kitchen clean-up than with the old lunch bag from a hard days work. Well, I know it looks like an empty bag...I thought so too at first. But then I took a second glance. Can you see it? Look again!

Yepper!!! It's a water bottle cap.

What's the importance? Two weeks ago I came up with this great idea for an activity for the girls and realized I needed a lot of caps to water bottles. Since he is the only one that drinks them, he would be my only source of cap income. So I asked him to save them for me. Honestly, I doubted his efforts. I seriously thought it would take me for-EVER to save them. But I was wrong.

I said it!
A collection HE started himself.

I. Was. Wrong!

Another situation...

Here's our bed.

Nicely made. At night time, I undo the bed in order. I know! It's a little OCD but that's me. I showed him one time and he made fun of me. Said that it was a silly thing to do. No point in having it all neat and tidy sense you're just going to sleep. Well, there was one night where he started his bedtime routine before I got back there. When I walked in, this is what I saw. Everything all layed out neat and tidy...all silly like.

Now there is no one that can ever convince me that he doesn't listen to me...not only my words but the desire of my heart.

He gets me!
He's amazing. Even though he might not act like he cares sometimes, act like my my too and fro thoughts are senseless, or look me in the eye when I'm trying to get an idea out of what's left of my mommy brain...He's paying attention he's totally there. Always and forever. Maybe it's time for me to start appreciating what I've got a little bit more.

I find it astonishing how God chose to wake me up. When I saw that cap I broke down and cried. It may seem a silly matter to you, but it was a wake up call for me. All the things I'm taking forgranted all the way back to my husband and his respect for me. I look past it all and desire more...but all I need is right here, right now, right in front of me. And today is a new day for me...

I was looking for something that was more
Than what I had yesterday
Then you came to me and you gave to me
Life and a love that I’ve never known
That I’ve never felt before

It feels like I’m born again
It feels like I’m living
For the very first time
I’m living for the first time
It feels like I’m breathing
It feels like I’m moving
For the very first time
I’m living for the first time
In my life

 Third Day: Born Again

Remember here when I told you about my change...with in. Well, I'm one step further down that road. The Lord's hand is my outreach and it's becoming clearer and clearer each time my foot goes forward.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this post. So glad you are learning so much and being open to what the Lord is teaching you :)

    Two things - I totally "un-make" the bed in order too and get made fun of! AND, I definitely think your bed/the art above your bed is super cute!


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