I’ve really been off my blogging game lately. Between travel and sickness, I just haven’t been with it! Despite still being sick, I am overflowing with gratefulness and could probably write a new grateful heart post every day this week. 🙂 Today, however, I’d like to share why I’m grateful for an understanding husband.
This past weekend was opening weekend of deer season, so we were planning on leaving Thursday night to head to Cambre’s mom and dad’s house so Cambre could hunt there. He was going to bow hunt and rifle hunt and help his dad work on their basement. I mentioned to Cambre that if LB wasn’t feeling 100% maybe we should wait and leave Friday to give LB another night in his own bed. He typically isn’t a good traveler, so I wanted to give him another night of good sleep to hopefully kick his cold. Cambre was disappointed because he really wanted to bow hunt Friday night, but he understood and agreed to wait.
Friday rolled around and it seemed like LB and I were both on the mend. We loaded up everything and headed to his parents house. We got there Friday afternoon and felt fine all day. For whatever reason, though, I woke up at around 1:00 am Saturday morning with ears so full it felt like they could explode, I couldn’t breathe through my nose, I felt feverish, and just downright miserable. I tossed and turned for about an hour before LB woke up too. I just didn’t have it in me to get him back down, so Cambre tried and tried. LB had other plans for the night and was up for a couple of hours. Finally, he went back down.
After he got back from hunting, we had been up for a couple of hours and I had been blowing my nose nonstop. LB was starting to feel feverish also. Things just weren’t good for us. I hated to ask, but I knew we weren’t going to get any better and it’s so hard to be sick away from home….I finally asked Cambre if we could just leave. Once again, he listened to my concerns and understood. He put aside what he wanted to do and chose to put my wants ahead of his.
I’m truly grateful that my husband chooses each day to live with me in an understanding way. He has shown me time and time again, that he is striving to live out 1 Peter 3:7.
“You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life,
so that your prayers will not be hindered.”
1 Peter 3:7
I’m so grateful that he isn’t unruly, selfish, hardheaded, and stubborn. I’m so grateful that he strives to be a godly husband. It really is a blessing to be in a marriage where we take verses like these to heart. It isn’t easy to be selfless, and we both struggle with it from time to time, but it means the world to me when he cares more about my comfort than than what he would like to do. To me, marriage isn’t just about date nights or flowers, but it’s about being selfless, striving to be a godly spouse, and being committed to each other.
I’m also grateful for antibiotics, prescription strength cough syrup, and a warm house to stay in out of the snow…
What are you grateful for today?