Thursday, 19 July 2007

Honour Your Husband challenge - Update #2

Well, it's not Monday, but here's my update anyway - better late than never right?

#1 - Greeting Nathan at the door with a fairly clean house. Well, as long as "fairly" is in there, then I think I've done a good job at this one. :)

#2 - Praying for him - I've done better at this, but still have a ways to go. How come so many of us seem to be struggling with this one?

#3 - Complimenting him - check! But I don't think you can ever do this too much - so technically, still more to work on!

#4 - Being cheerful, in spite of being pregnant - I asked Nathan if he'd noticed if I'd been more cheerful this past week - and he had! So, I guess I've been doing a good job. This will however, need to be a daily priority in order to maintain. So, still gotta focus!

Hmmm, I think I should add another goal, seeing as I did that last week too.

#5 - Offering free massages - especially necessary working the hours he is now. Who doesn't appreciate a good backrub?!

I think the biggest thing I've "learned" or perhaps had reinforced since I do know it already, is that true love (insert romantic sigh here) is no fairy tale. It's thinking of the other person ahead of yourself. It's being selfless especially when you feel like being selfish. It's going the extra mile. It's looking for ways to express itself better all the time.

And that means going completely against the grain of what society is trying to sell us. And it's so easy to get sucked into this "me first" philosophy without even realizing it.

After all the Word says it best.

Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1st Corinthians 13 - The LOVE Chapter

A new goal perhaps? Strive to be able to insert our names instead of "love". What a world it would be!


ValleyGirl said...

Oooo, I like that idea, only mine would be, "Mom is patient; mom is kind..." Wow, do I have a long way to go!!

Good work on the challenge!

Pamela said...

Great job! and thanks for posting this challenge!

Jthemilker said...

Very sweet summary. Blessings to you and yours!

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