I started getting devotions from the Time Warp Wife right before the holidays started. There is something about the writing of the author and the series Quieting Your Heart for The Holidays that just spoke to me. I knew this year the holidays were going to hard , the first without my dad and bringing back memories of waiting for his spirit to leave this earthly world in hospice last year. These devotions were something that I started to look for in my inbox as soon as I would get back from dropping my youngest off at school and made my Starbucks run, I would grab my laptop, my journal, my Bible and of course my Starbucks and go sit out on the back deck to take in the beauty of God’s work. I loved the way this person wrote that I started to looking for other books she has written. Of course now I have like five of hers waiting to be read. Right now I am in the midst of reading Messy Beautiful Love Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages by Darlene Schacht. I don’t read a lot out of this book everyday just a chapter but what a punch each chapter packs. This book is all about how we need to see our marriage as blessings and controlling how we react to conflicts in our marriage.
I currently just finished reading the chapter titled Seize the Day and Capture the Joy. In this chapter the question was asked “If one day he didn’t come home would you live with regrets of how or what I did or didn’t do for him?” And I will have to confess that it really opened up my eyes to sometimes I get to busy in the blogging world and trying to become a better person that I sometimes I forget to be a better wife. Yes there are just so many times that I can hear a story about the John Deere place without screaming but then I stop and think what if he wasn’t there tomorrow. I am already living with the loss of my daddy, the only other man I have loved in my life could I bare the loss of my husband as well? The answer is an emphatic NO!!! My husband might not be perfect and our marriage might not be as well but it is ours. I know that he loves me without a doubt. But do I tell him and show him how much I love him. Have I been so busy with my own grief and illness this past year that I forget to tell him how much I love and appreciate all that he does for me and more importantly for our family. I am taking on the challenge everyday to let him know how much I love and care about him? Are you willing to take on that challenge as well?
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