down and crochet away, getting things done.
Sunday started ok, getting home early morning from visiting my son in asheville. House was decent...Stayed up
late..which, for all you pregnant mommas out there, can relate is no easy feat! Monday, the same..took my husband to work(yay! But commute boo! 2hrs lost in working!). Tuesday repeat. Weds drs visit..then everything started to go completely out of whack. My husbands teeth started hurting..which sent us to the dentist. Double abscesses, requiring two root canals. Sigh* Here comes the rain right? Thursday shot because of an appt in Atlanta..then we are down to Friday. Let me say, I was up late all week, my left eye had started twitching again, my
house was...let's not even discuss my house right now.
Don't want to dwell on it lol. Had to cancel our Christmas
Party(double sigh)...and when I picked my husband up from work..his face had started swelling. My pregnancy hormones were raging, my nerves stretched tight, torn between frustration and tears. My husband needed to go to the dentist...I needed to get some orders finished..I couldn't go..no way..I had to get back. But, as I looked at my husband, I knew I had to.
This wasn't about me anymore..the orders could wait till Sunday, my husband needed me. This is a major thing I have learned in my marriage. Just like parenting we have to learn to completely die of self. To let go of our plans in life and be willing to bend and give for the other. The same with parenting..and God. It isn't a selfish thing..it's a selfless thing. If you don't, your marriage will indeed suffer, your kids will withdraw
from you..your relationship with God..will wither away. It's a sacrificial thing..we have to die of self and our own needs/wants..and put Him first. Put your spouse first.
Put your child first. It isn't easy...it's hard! But trust me on this, it is so rewarding in the end. God says we must
Love our enemies, to die of self, to feed the hungry, to take care of the poor..to help anyone in pain..if we don't..if we choose to put aside someone in need for our own plans, our own desires, we lose out on such a big blessing.
Let this season end with a sacrificial love. To give to a loved one(or enemy!) that is in need. Even if it is inconvenient or not in your plans.
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.Do to others as you would have them do to you.