Sunday, February 21, 2010

Total hubby sweetness..

Oh just skip this if you don't like mush (Becky O).

And yes, this is G rated. G for good and God, which is the only thing that makes a hubby sweet.

Yesterday, we had a mini Bible conference at the chapel. So, for us, that involves not only Sunday but Saturday as well. As you know, I've been struggling with basic home upkeep this week. After 6 weeks of robotics and eating dinner at 8:30 each night, I'm ready for some semblance of family order and not waking up to dinner dishes every morning.

And you can tell I'm down when I say things like this, "Oh, I'm so glad that the out-of-town preacher and his family didn't stay here this time.."

DH: "Why is that?"
Me: "Because this place is a mess, and their home is so clean. "
DH: "So, what's wrong with our house?"
Me: "We've been married for 19 years and you haven't noticed that this place is (often) a mess?"
DH: "It looks fine to me. I can hardly think of a home where the Lord has used more than this one. If this is the way it looks, then, that is fine."

Me: (tearing up) I love that man.

And my daughter, Joanna, 15, says, "Mommy, why would we care about what they think anyway? It's not like they have to move in. We're the ones who live here."

The voice of reason and compassion. I hope Joanna keeps that great attitude. Maybe when she grows up, she'll forget that she's supposed to impress others. Oh, to have such an uncluttered mind and heart! And I hope that whoever marries that young lady will have the same attitude as her father does.

Being spoiled with love beyond belief is what is making me sing this week. It's only possible with Christ! Thank you, Lord for loving me, despite these weaknesses!

For those of you who do not know, my daughter, Joanna, who was interviewed by the news this weekend, also writes a little blog of her own. Both her brother, Jamie, and I linked to the news clip, but she did not! She also has her own ETSY shop. I think her prices are very reasonable also. Almost every day I wear something she has made! And it's not because I'm being nice. LOL.

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Lawgirl said...

Awwww, when you have a great partner in life, it really makes a difference. :D

Braley Mama said...

What a great man!!!!! PTL!!!
I am gonna check out her shop:)

momstheword said...

I am blessed with a hubby that doesn't mind that stuff either. We have differing views of a mess.

To me, the living room is a mess if the newspaper is scattered around, a coat is lying across the couch and school books are on the coffee table.

To my husband, that is not a mess and it doesn't bother him at all. To him it's just living. So I look at something and call it a mess and he says "It is not a mess!"

I hear you about the kitchen counters. That's the problem, lol! I know what needs to be done but haven't wanted to do it. So this week I had better get it done since I said I would!

Thanks for linking up, my friend.

Ruby said...

You are blessed!

Joyfull said...

So sweet!! Thanks for sharing your blessings today!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

What a blessing indeed! I think sometimes we put entirely too much pressure on ourselves. My hubby has told me he doesn't want our house spotless. He likes it to look like somebody lives here. OH how I love that man!

Becky said...

I just love it. He gets and A++.

Kathryn said...

I know you know - but - lovely family you have. :)

Mrs. Parunak said...

Awwwww! What a fabulously wonderful family you have. Yay for a loving hubby and an encouraging daughter (who's also very humble--WOW!).

Tracey said...

What a sweet response from your husband! It's wonderful that your family feels comfortable in their home and enjoys using it to minister to others.

Sarah said...

Your daughter is really wonderful!