Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Husband Rocks Vol. 11






No husband is perfect and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is how I set myself up to think about him. If I focus on his failures, his annoyances, or ways in which I’ve felt hurt by him, then I will interact with him as a hurt and frustrated and disappointed wife. That makes for miserable living for me and my husband and those around us. But if I focus on his strengths, his potential, and the ways in which I feel blessed by him, then I will interact with him as a forgiving, blessed, and contented wife. And there’s no greater need a man has than to feel respected by his wife. If he feels like all he does is hurt, disappoint, and frustrate, then the same atmosphere and the same actions will be perpetuated. But if he feels that his wife can be happy and responsive regardless of his shortcomings, he feels respected and empowered. Then a positive atmosphere is perpetuated and actions, once destructive, can improve in an environment that is rich for cultivation and growth into deepened respect and intimacy."


 
 
 
This week I am joined by the sweet Amanda from A Royal Daughter! Check out her post here:



This week we are talking about a time when your husband helped you through a difficult point in your life, or how he supports you when you're having a bad day!

On a side note, Amanda has been writing about her journey with infertility this week, and I just wanted to say I am praying for you, your husband, and your forever baby Amanda! I hope that someday you will get to experience the joy that is motherhood. I am rooting for you!

 
 
 



Oh, this guy. He may not look like much, but he is my rock. He keeps me sane more times than not. One of those times was earlier this year. I didn't talk about it here, because honestly it was the first time I have had to deal with anything hitting this close to home before.



My Grandpa went to heaven.



He was my last Grandpa, and my favorite grandparent. I had lost my Dad's Dad when I was really young to cancer, so it hadn't affected me all that much. My Grandma died when I was in high school, and although I regret it now, I was totally engrossed in my own life, and hadn't really cared - even though I, of course, loved her very much.

 I had just seen him two weeks before when he visited me at work and we had lunch together. About a week before that, he had come in and Ida and I fitted him for new glasses. I never even got to see them on him because he moved to a nursing home about three hours away the day after our lunch date. Then, he fell and was moved to a hospital. Then, he caught pneumonia. And then, just like that - he was gone.

I keep thinking, "Thank God he got to meet Natalie." It was so important to me. "Thank God I got to tell him about Cameron." I wish he was still here so he could meet him.

When my mom called me, I was driving. I pulled over, and bawled my eyes out. I feel like I didn't even get to say goodbye, and it came out of nowhere. I knew he was in the hospital, but he was always so strong, I wanted  to believe he would pull through. But, he didn't.

My wonderful husband, he was there for me. Went to my mom's hometown with me to the funeral. I was a mess, and Mike was a rock. He helped me through it. I don't know what I would have done without him there.

My Husband Rocks. And so does my snazzy Grandpa. I hope they have refrigerated Hershey Kisses in heaven, because if not I'm sending you a bag right now! I love you Grandpa and I miss you so much!



Four generations: If you count me, who was taking the photo =)


 
 
 
 

We want to hear all about the loves of your lives!

The Growing Tree



*Next Sunday*

Jen from On a Rock in the Pacific will be hosting with me! Topic of conversation will be:

What ways does your husband support you in your dreams?

* If you would like to participate *

Follow the prompt, or just wing it and blog about whatever you want, as long as it is about the love of your life! Don't feel like you can't contribute if you are not married, this is for anyone who wants to celebrate their significant other!  Then come back here and link up in the collection at the bottom of this post. Please grab the button and use it in your post, or post it somewhere on your blog!

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See you later lovebugs!



Rachael

2 comments:

Harley Cocks said...

Naww, He really stood by you huh, he's a keeper ;)

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for having me as a cohost! And for the sweet encouragement! So thankful you started this series to build up our husbands.

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