Thank you, honey!

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Thankful Thursday

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I am pulling one out of the archives this week because I believe that my husband needs to hear this again..and again, and again, and again. Ben, I love you, always! No matter where God takes us no matter what God places before us. I choose you for my help-meet and yoked partner!

Thankful Thursday this week is all about our spouses! Why not take a moment and list the reasons for which you are thankful for your spouse! They may need to hear it this week, bein’ Valentine’s Day and all  πŸ˜‰

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Post originally published Oct. 11, 2o12.

I like to think that I’m very thankful person or at least a very positive person. But with the rough start to our homeschool year and still in a cast from a fall, I have found that at times being thankful is a discipline, not always natural inclination. So I am going to be thankful. I am thankful that Theresa began this carnival, I am thankful that it continues with Lisa, and I am thankful that I do have things to be thankful for!

There are probably several reasons why it is occurring but I have been very weepy lately. I feel very much like my wings have been clipped, I have sort of been stuck inside the house for weeks now, it is been a challenging year for homeschool so far, and several other wah-wah-wah reasons I could go on and on about.

Each time my tears well up my husband is there to hold me and hug me and tell me it’s going to be okay.  I am actually going to spend this ‘thankful post’ to tell my husband how thankful I am that he is mine and he is in my life!! Because, as most fallen human beings do, I tend to focus on negatives and not positives.

1. Thank you for being faithful for these nearly 17 years.

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2. Thank you for creating a home where ever our education led us and the army sent us.  You have always made it a priority to unpack, get pictures on the wall, and made every living space feel like home for our family. Thank you!

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3. I know that I often claim that I don’t need you around, but it is not true. This broken arm has taught me that I need to admit that what I say in anger is completely wrong! Please forgive me for those prideful moments of anger.

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4. Thank you for the years of patience that you have bestowed upon me. God is indeed patient with me and forgives me for my sins. The Bible tells us that I must show these qualities to you as well.

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5. Thank you for being traditional, old-fashioned, and just plain stubborn about working through the issues that have popped up in our marriage. I am looking forward to our 65th anniversary πŸ˜‰

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Lord, thank you for this man that you have given me.
Thank you for creating in him the kind of stubborn, steadfast,
and strong-will man that would match my personality perfectly.
I pray that you will grant as many more years to refine each other
and rest in this beautiful marriage you have blessed us with!
Amen!

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10 thoughts on “Thank you, honey!

  1. Oh I love the older couple picture/post/saying. So true about marriage now a days. Hubby and I also believe if something in our marriage is broke, we have chosen each other and that is where we want to stay. I hope you heal fast. I am so glad you have a great man that you can lean on when you need to.

    1. Thank you Sherry! And thank you for stopping by! We hit some bumpy roads, too. It takes some grit and determination to stick it out doesn’t it??

  2. Oh my word…I cannot tell you how much I needed this post today. Your thankful tribute to your husband was beautiful. That “Home is…” poster was used by God in an amazing way. Thank you for sharing this.Totally off subject, but do you still use Tapestry of Grace? We just started with it this year and I love it!

    1. I needed to post it, Lisa. The reminders were a huge benefit for me today :-)We sure do!! We are now in our second year of Tapestry of Grace and I truly do love it. So glad to hear that you are also enjoying it, that’s cool!

  3. Thanks for being you and for sharing this. We love you both and are so glad for what we se in your life and marriage. God has used you both in our lives, too.

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