"The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility." Proverbs 15:33
Sometimes, I am right. (It can happen!) But, even when I am right, I have to bite my tongue because sometimes it's not up to me to correct The Husband. Sometimes I believe that God knows better how to guide The Husband.
And those times when I am right, I need to remember that whole humility thing. One time, The Husband and I had a disagreement and he asked me to come sit down and talk to him. I was stubborn in my right-ness and wouldn't sit down. I tried to go around him to leave the room, and I wouldn't look at him.
I was a 30-something-year-old woman acting like a 3-year-old, basically.
Finally, he convinced me to sit down and look at him.
And he apologized.
And I felt aboutthis big.
In all honesty, The Husband isn't often wrong. But when he sees that he is, he can admit it. We have come a LONG way in communicating with each other, in seeing how sometimes we just misunderstood what the other was saying rather than letting a small misunderstanding turn into a major battle. We have also learned how to just let things go -- because sometimes being right isn't all that matters.
My Husband, thank you for being willing to learn from and submit to instruction from God. I have seen that so often in the big things, like your decision-making, and in the smaller details, like the times that we've had disagreements. Believe it or not, I am also actually thankful for how often you are right -- as much as I sometimes dislike having to admit it, how well you know me is a good thing. And knowing that you are willing to learn from and submit to God helps me to submit to you.