Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day Four.

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives

"...let him labor, working with his hands what is good..." Ephesians 4:28

This one is almost too easy for me.

I don't think (think) that I take The Husband's job for granted.  I mean, how could I?  He has a job, and I am so thankful for that alone.  The icing on the cake is that he's great at his job, and they let him know that they know he's great at it.

I also appreciate the fact that The Husband took a family into consideration long before he had one.  He sought a career that would provide for a family, even one that would allow his wife to stay at home.

And here I am, able to stay at home with our girls because of the wise choices he made when he was in college.  Because of the goals and priorities he set in place for himself then, I am benefiting now.

For me to resent his job, especially with employers that treat him so well, would be just plain dumb.

There was a time when it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows there, but he stuck it out.  He didn't slack off because of it, he didn't whine, he just worked through it and I have so much respect for him because of that.

To The Husband... I am so proud of the work you do.  I admire your work ethic.  I appreciate the fact that you give so much of yourself at your job in order to provide for our family.  I am so, so thankful that you were thinking of the needs of your family before we even met.  My prayer today is that I will not ever take your job for granted, that I will be your biggest supporter when it comes to your career.

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shortmama said...

I am with you. I am so thankful for my husband having a job right now. Even more thankful that he can provide for our family and I can stay home

Kelly L said...

Beautiful post - I feel truly blessed too. Thank you for reminding me.

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Home In The Hollow said...

Appreciation & respect feeds the soul...:)JP

See Mom Smile said...

Love it! So important to appreciate bread winners! My hubby has had up to 4 jobs at a time to support us. Now he works his butt off at one job and I so love him for that.

MiMi said...

Me too me too!!! I'm so happy that my husband did all that crappy work to get where he is so that I can be with my babies!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

I love this challenge! What a sweet thing to do and your gratitude and love shines for him. Any man that can work and let the wife stay home is ok in my book.