to tell you how wonderful My Man is. :-)
i’d be lying if i said that he was amazing all the time. Because he isn’t.
But lately he’s been pretty darn close!
Last night, he gave the kids a bath so i could get some chores done. He puts gas in my car, and sometimes turns it around in the driveway so i don’t have to back out in the early morning darkness every day. And he listens to me complain.
i must admit that i’ve been having a bit of a pity party. i had responsibilities at work that i have occasionally that frankly are not my favorite. Gripe, gripe, gripe.
I moaned about how all of our clothes, towels and anything washable seems to be full of holes and i’m too cheap to go shopping. Gripe, gripe, gripe. He just smiled, and agreed.
I yelled about the dog jumping on the kids, barking incessantly when he’s outside, and destroying everything he can get those canine teeth on. Gripe, gripe, gripe.
I fussed about a wrong i felt i had suffered, and how this one individual never seems to listen to what I say. Or anyone, for that matter! Which is stifling when you’re trying to make progress and need their cooperation, and frankly, it’s down-right annoying! Gripe, gripe, gripe.
He listened, sympathized, and even offered to talk to my offender about it. And then he hugged me.
Then he told me that i looked really pretty today.
Yep. He’s a keeper. :-)
(Don’t hate me because i have a good one – my first husband was a drunk and a drug addict – and i just didn’t like his girlfriend!)
God, i love My Man! Thank you for letting me have the courage to chase him for that first date! My first marriage was nothing like this, Lord, probably because i chose him, and You didn’t. i’m pretty sure that You did choose My Man just for me, and i can’t thank you enough, especially on days like today. He’s just what i needed.
And in case any of you are struggling with a husband who you want to throw back in the water, i’m all ears. i’ve been there, and i survived. i’d be happy to talk to you, or just listen, if you need a friend. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.