Too often, I think we married folks take out our bad days on our spouse. We yell at him, ignore her, demand this, whine about that and overall just act unpleasant and un-graced-filled.
We need those differences in our life. Yes, core values should be the same. Yes, basic ways of understanding life should have some similarities. But how you go about it? It’s okay to be different.
Maybe it’s not washing clothes for you, but we all have some mundane chore we do for our spouse. Maybe you pick up her dirty socks up off the floor every. single. night. (Thanks Racer!) Maybe you clean out the fast food bags from the car. Maybe you collect the coffee cup that was left on the bathroom sink as your spouse got ready in the morning. Maybe you make the bed that your spouse left unmade.
Somedays, the challenges of parenting are overwhelming.
Like the days when the stomach bug hits everyone at the same time. Or the days when a full moon turns angels into demons. Or the days when no matter what you cook, people turn up their nose. Or the days when the money has run out and the bills run in. Or the days when something is wrong with your baby and no one can figure out what. Or the days when… Well, you get the picture.
If you remember this post, during the month of November, I am sharing one thing each day that I am thankful for (via Facebook). Today, you are lucky. Instead of sharing just one thing, I am sharing ten things I am thankful for. Well, not things exactly, but people instead. Please know that these peopleContinue reading “My 2010 Top Ten”
November is a time when so many people really think about being thankful. Thankful for what they have, thankful for family, thankful for friends, thankful for health. I’ve heard of families who put up a “thankful tree” each year where everyday, the family members decorate a leaf with what they are thankful for and byContinue reading “November Thankfulness”
I woke up EARLY today – really, sane people should not be awake that early – and couldn’t really go back to sleep. In the grand scheme of life, I know it’s not that early, but it’s early for me. Anyway, Professor (the EARLY bird of the family), I found out later, had already beenContinue reading “It’s Monday Morning”
I am not usually at a loss for words. If you know me in person, you know that. I have a thought/comment/idea/opinion about EVERYTHING!! In social situations, this skill comes in handy; I can have a conversation with just about anyone, anywhere. I fully recognize that it can also be an annoying trait of mine. Continue reading “God is Good”
Dear Birth Mother, Our daughter recently celebrated a birthday. As we celebrated, I wonder if you remember her and think about the day she was born? Do you remember holding her as a newborn, smelling her head, counting her fingers and toes? As I think about our daughter now, I so wonder what that momentContinue reading “Dear Birth Mother,”
Dear Celebrate Recovery family, Today, you celebrate your one-year anniversary of ministry in the community. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all you have, and will continue to mean to me. While I realize that I’m no longer an active part of worship and ministry with you, Celebrate Recovery willContinue reading “Dear Celebrate Recovery family,”