4 – Day 9 – Love makes Good Impressions
“Think of a specific way you'd like to
greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm.
Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.”
is interesting watching the various personas that my husband possesses each day.
Sunday it was a depressed husband, yesterday was an angry husband, and today a calm husband.
had his shift switch, so is back to working days, which means we are now on similar
hours of sleep and evenings off together. Getting ready this morning was filled
with silence. He sat in his car for awhile before signing into work, so as I
was leaving myself, all smiles I gave him a kiss and told him to have a good
day. He asked if I was tired because he was, I said nope. I was actually feeling rather good filled
with Him. I will take anything I can get these days—whatever gets me to feeling
Him like I was before my husband moved back in.
greeting for him when I got home could have been a lot better. I had noticed
our dog has been chewing on dry wall in the garage again, so I made a joke of
it when I seen my husband. Not exactly the friendliest of greetings. He had to turn
around and leave for a chiropractor appointment, so when he got back I greeted him with, “Hi, babe!” Much better! …And off to play video games he went.
was thankful for the mellow day in comparison to yesterday. Tomorrow I will be
having a minor surgery done on my sinuses, which is requiring me to be off work
the rest of the week. My husband was going to take tomorrow off to take me and
then would be home Thursday since it would be a normal day off for him with
this shift switch, but he ended up getting called into court both days. I
thought it would have been a nice opportunity to see his caring nature, that I
know exists deep down, in action. Instead I will be spending time at my parents
since my Mom is able to stay home and I cannot drive. Perhaps Christ’s way of
giving me a little break from the distractions and giving me time to focus on
Him—a recharge? I don’t know, but I know I am going to take full advantage of
it the best I can in the midst of being groggy and recovering.
Sounds like you had a bit of what you have been missing in your morning. Praise Him. Prayers are being answered.
God knows best, Keep on Trusting in that. Good luck for the surgery. May God be in charge of that too!
One thing you must remember with your husband.he is struggling through conviction and seeing you happy in Christ. In his mind this may not be fair. So your testimony is becoming more crucial each day, lead your heart to those greetings each day, to show the love Christ has in you.
Father did indeed give you space from your husband despite his moving back in, right? You were on opposite shifts, correct? So, with that...why the turmoil??? Is your heart pulled iin different directions?
With the same shift, seek peace in silence and softness. Softness to your man. Softness. Love on him.