Good afternoon, ladies. As always, it has been busy around here. The past few days I’ve spent all of my free time working on a new website for my handmade outfits. Right now I just sell on Etsy, and I want to expand to my own site once again. A hacker from Europe wiped out my previous website last summer, and I’m just now finding the time to start fresh. Mom life, ha! It has been quite a task, and I haven’t been online much except to work on that lately.
I would love to spend a few moments to talk about thankfulness with you though. My husband and I have been married for fifteen years. Our relationship has had it’s ups and downs of course, but we have diligently worked to create a good and loving marriage.
I’m so thankful for that. The Lord has been so good to send me my husband. As bit of background for you…my first marriage was quite terrible, and my first husband passed away when I was pregnant with our third child.
With this perspective in mind, I’m possibly more grateful than most for my current marriage. But sometimes I forget how blessed I am, and thankfulness goes to the wayside.
It’s easy to do, isn’t it? Our lives simply become “normal,” and we forget to be thankful.
This weekend I was reminded just how thankful I should be for Rusty. I had a bad day on Thursday, and he surprised me by taking off of work on Friday. He really spent the whole weekend being the hands and feet of Christ.
Then today, he went to a job for the sake of our family. What a blessing I so often take for granted!
As a wife, I need to remember to be thankful for my husband. I want to be thankful for the small things along with the big things. My children are watching the way I act, and I hope to encourage them to be thankful for their daddy as well as for their future spouse.
In marriage, we have so many opportunities to grow more like Christ. When we are thankful, we encourage an attitude of gratitude throughout our entire home.
We have the opportunity to do such good, ladies. When we let our husbands know we are thankful for them, this will build up our homes. We want to be home builders, don’t we?
I hope this has been an encouragement to you today. We have the opportunity to honor and glorify God each and every day in our homes by the little choices we make each day. Choosing thankfulness and gratitude is the way to go.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.