I woke up at 5 this morning and counted the things husband had not done - and then I couldn't go back to sleep. One of them I'd been asking for over 2 months, and reminded every day I was away, except the last day because I thought he'd finally gotten the hint. But no it still wasn't done.
However, what was done was astounding - grocery shopping, all my favorites - including strawberries and Perrier, along with all laundry in the laundry basket, clean floors, clean kitchen, cleaned garage - well I noticed all these things today as I felt repentant over my bad attitude from this morning.
I actually woke him up - well after he snored and the dog scratched and banged around at the door and I couldn't get back to sleep to say how frustrated I was about that one thing he hadn't done.
I then listed - in my mind - my current condition, 7 mo pregnant, tired, had to return to work that morning and train new person plus get caught up on work piled up from vacation, tired, overwhelmed from convincing self I had to do everything at work and home - then I got mad at God because I tried to pray it all away and still couldn't get back to sleep. I can actually imagine him rolling his eyes as I kick my heels on the ground - just as I do when my little girl throws herself on the ground and kicks and cries.
After our morning alarm went off he asked what I wanted for breakfast - french toast & yogurt, later brought lunch to me at work, and made several options for dinner along with a berry pie.
And God - well I had safety on the way to and home from work and nothing heavy fell on my head so I guess he accepted my apology.
I just thought you should all know that I have crazy early morning insanity sometimes, I'm not perfect, neither is my husband but as least I can give tribute to him in retrospect and still hoping that thing I asked for gets done soon.
I am glad that you are counting your blessings now.
I had to wait for a clothesline for nearly five years. I had to wait about 4 1/2 years for an empty space in my kitchen cabinets to be filled with something useful. I am still waiting on a few electrical outlets to be changed to right side up (going on at least 4 years), a curtain rod to be installed at bathroom window (about 3 years?), plus a number of other items. I better stop my list before my blood pressure goes up. Haha! I'm telling you my list to show you that one thing and 2 months of waiting is nothing.
I can also sympathize with you. It's hard to wait when we WANT IT NOW!!! LOL! Patience is such a hard lesson to learn. God must really want to teah me to prepare me for something great! LOL!
Oh we all have our lists! Believe me there are some "years waiting" items on mine as well that I've put on the back back burner due to our crazy work schedules. Anyway, my point is to be patient with our spouses, they love us and we need to balance our wants/desires with patience.
isn't it funny how we do that? we nit pik about all the things hubby HASN'T done, but forget all the things he HAS done. i do it all the time. so i have ot constantly remind myself that he does alot for us.
hope you are feeling well!
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