Friday, June 19, 2009

My Husband Rocks....Friday

I think my husband rocks Fridays are a wonderful way to honor our husbands. I am so thankful that I found Katy Lin's blog "the great adventure", her post are very encouraging and will inspire anyone who reads them.

So often it is easy for us to dwell on the time our husband's are not able to spend with us instead of be thankful for the time they do make for us and enjoying the moment that is given.

I have often been caught up in a conversation with many women of what my husband calls "Husband bashing sessions", this is where we as ladies get together and compare what he does or does not do. I am not saying it isn't good to have that one good friend that you might share things with to get some positive outlooks on the situation you are facing but the thing that I discourage us all from doing is getting in a session of discontent conversation about the needs our husbands do not meet or compare one husband to another. I challenge you when you feel the urge to indulge yourself in the next "Husband bashing session" think would I want my husband having this same conversation with another man about me, what if he were standing there, would that be honoring or dishonoring to his self pride, his image or his testimony.

Charles and I have set one day a week where we find a babysitter from 5-8 p.m, it is not a 3 hour get away to do errands, teach Bible studies or work in the yard, although I have to be honest with you there have been many times where I have wanted to but Charles has been so wonderful in making that 3 hours a week very special and ours. We take the time to go on walks, sometimes we've just gone to the McDonald's parking lot and talked, it is a challenge to have a full uninterrupted conversation with a 1 year old babbling and a 4 year old who also tries to be apart of each and every topic we have. I am so thankful that even though he doesn't have the time he has made the time and has kept it safe and set aside for us.

He recently brought home a book called "The Love Dare" by: Stephen and Alex Kendrick (with Lawrence Kimbrough). Every night for the past 10 days we have been taking 20 minutes in the evening to do this wonderful devotion together. Some dares we have already gone through and feel we have a handle on them but other dares have been challenging and have taken some effort from us both.

My husband Rocks....Because he cares about the small things that make me happy, he brings me flowers every week, he takes time when he can, he has always been my safe "Haven" and after almost 15 years of marriage he still opens the car door for me. I am his #1 princess.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails-I Corinthians 13:7-8


Al Burtt Family said...

Hey Stacey!
That is a very sweet post ~ you're very right to remind us to all be thankful for the moments and memories that we have been blessed with! What a great testimony and encouragement!
Anna (Bethany's cousin)

Katy Lin :) said...

wonderful, wonderful post!!! (your music is great, too! :) ) - have you guys seen the Fireproof movie? it's based on the Love Dare book, and I would HIGHLY recommend it! (I even posted about it here and here)

you're officially blogrolled, too! welcome to the fam! :)

Kendra Lynn said...

I think "husband bashing" is horrible. I can't tell you how many ladies' retreats I've been on where the ladies I am with talk so terribly about their husbands. I always come home from that feeling dragged down...and super thankful that I am married to the most wonderful and perfect man for me.