Yesterday was the end of the 30 day Husband Appreciation Challenge.
If you joined up with Laura and the others that joined the challenge, I hope you got something out of it. I think it was what a lot of us women needed. I am going to actually quote Laura on her final post because her words are just SO true:
"I believe God is constantly at work in our lives. I believe my Googling something to PRAISE my husband for at a time when I wanted to stuff him in a closet was because God was saying, "Laura, knock it off. Couples argue. No one is perfect. You need to forgive him and get past this. Think about all of the great things he says and does. Appreciate your husband for who he is, not a mistake he has made. You are not perfect, either, so, step it down a notch." So, I listened, and when God told me to turn to Google (teehee), stumbling upon this was what I needed.
Day 26 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." -Luke 2:52
Day 27 "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD." -Ps. 31:24
Day 28 "The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility." -Prov. 15:33
Day 29 "A prudent man foresees evil, and hides himself; the simple pass on, and are punished." -Prov. 27:12
Day 30 ". . . This is my beloved, and this is my friend . . ." -Song of Solomon 5:16b
My husband was not home AT ALL for the entire last week of the 30DHAC. He was enjoying the Osh Kosh flight festival in WI. He flies home tomorrow and I am over the moon! I can not wait. Anyways, as for the week, I don't have much to reflect upon since he was not home. Sad. He wasn't even gone for two whole weeks and I was a mess. I have so much respect for military spouses(such as Laura!). I can't even imagine what they go through on a daily basis. <3 Day 25 (Monday) was reflection time for me as it talked about finding peace. My husband gives me peace. I am the one that it quick to anger sometimes and he is the one that calms me down. I need to follow his lead more when it comes to my anger and be more laid back. Day 27 (Wednesday) was also an easy day because my husband definitely has the courage to stand up to sin, even when it's his own sin, and that is an important quality. I actually just read day 30 (yesterday) today and found it ironic that it went right along with a FB comment I left my husband last night. I will share it with you as it was part of our vows: