As a wife some days I find it really hard to be an encouragement to my husband. How about you? I can get so caught up in the little nit picky details of life. Like where the glasses are left, dirty clothes are put etc. and etc. You know what I'm taking about right? It is much easier for me to complain to one of my girlfriends about these "hardships" than think of the other 99% of wonderful ways my husband blesses me.
So today, I want to publicly say to you Brian thank you for re tiling the shower on one of the nicest weekends of the year. Thank you for making dinner, when I've been at work all day. Thank you for putting fresh sheets on our son's bed so I don't have to change all of the beds.
Thank you for your never ending kindness.
Most of all thank you for helping me make our house a home. A place of refuge for our family.
Thank you for holding my hand and walking this journey with me, side by side as partners.
So, today instead of getting grumpy about all the annoying little things that your hubby does. Think of one characteristic about him that you love, and let him know. Pasta salad over at the kitchen.
Ever since the children were babies Brian and I read to them every night. It was something that we all looked forward to. As Katie and Ian became readers, they started having reading time by themselves before bed.
Having that one on one time with the children was something I missed. When I watched the story of the Father that read to his daughter every night until she left for college, I thought to myself you are never to old to be read to.
I made a declaration to my family that we would be having bedtime stories again.
Brian and Ian are reading the Hobbit. Katie and I are reading the latest Penderwick story.
I can't believe how much we are all enjoying this. I wish we had never stopped. Once school starts, I'm sure that we won't be reading every night, but we certainly will be making a habit of it.
Did you read to your children when they were younger? Do you still?
Have a great day everyone!
I posted a potato chip dip in the kitchen. It's even low fat.
Since 1999 my college roomies and I have been getting together every other year. We all try our best to make it and sometimes it doesn't happen. This year one of the girls couldn't come, she lives over seas and it just wasn't possible. We missed her dearly, but we were able to skype which was almost as good. We spent the good part of one day at the arboretum. It was sticky and hot, but beautiful. I feel blessed beyond measure to have these girls in my life. They are so special to me. God has given me such wonderful treasures.
"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." ~Thomas Aquinas xoxo Rachel