"In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works..." Titus 2:7a
She begins by asking if this challenge has seemed like hard work, or has it become a pleasant exercise? It is so easy for me to write wonderful things about The Husband. My challenge is still saying these things directly ...
Okay, I just talked to him.
Why is that still so difficult?!
Well, how boring would life be if there weren't even more ways to improve upon myself.
For today, she asks if The Husband is organized. Diligent. Persistent.
Yes. Yes. And, now let me think about this... Yes.
Organized, diligent, persistent.
Again, those aren't words you look at and think of as exciting or sexy or anything, but... They really are to me. I get a lot of peace from knowing that The Husband is so in control, that he has a pattern and a plan for so many things. I even love watching his routine when he gets ready in the morning.
Of course, as she mentions, maybe some women need a man who lives a little spontaneously.
Either way, the point is to look for the positive. The negative is so easy to point out, and usually the first route taken. Look for the good and hold on to it, praise it, and help it grow.
My organized, diligent and persistent Husband... I adore your routines. I take a lot of comfort in them. You have the ability to balance my personal chaos with your personal order. Knowing how diligent you are in so many aspects of your life brings me peace knowing that you will be diligent in our relationship. I know I also need to enjoy your spontaneous, fun side, too -- or at least let you know I enjoy it rather than fuss at you when you show it. I love that you have both in you -- you are a man who lives by routines but who also likes to try to shake things up. It's just another way I see how God made us for each other.