Friday, December 7, 2012

My husband - the most important relationship

Reverb has another really good prompt today. I can't resist answering it.

Considering the idea that nothing lasts forever: what was the most important relationship that you fostered in 2012?

How will you continue to nurture it in 2013?


My husband is the love of my life. We've been married for over seven years and I am so incredibly grateful to God for bringing us together. The first couple years of our marriage were tough as I battled some old abandonment issues. But my husband meant what he said in our vows - he has stuck by me no matter what has happened.

This year, I spent over two months in Michigan helping my husband's parents. Before that trip, we had only been apart for a week. By the end of my stay in Michigan, I was desperate to get back to him. Even though I knew that I was needed in Michigan and happy to help, I missed my husband something fierce.

Every so often, I have to remind myself what it felt like to be apart. It's so easy to take my husband for granted because he works from home and we are around each other almost 24/7. Sometimes my selfish nature emerges and I want things my way. I can be short tempered and take advantage of my husband's very giving nature.

In 2013, I want to continue to deepen our relationship. I know that I have flaws, that human nature is to be selfish, but with God's help, I hope to become a better wife. I love my husband more than I could even think possible and want to be the best wife possible.

4 comments:

An Ordinary Housewife said...

This is a good reminder for all of us women who are married and have loving spouses. We should never take them for granted, because you never know what the future may hold.

Johanna said...

You are definitely blessed.

Carrie said...

I LOVED this post! (I loved the last two posts reflecting on 2012 - then and now.) This makes me want to hear your whole life story you know! PDX or bust. :D

DanniellaAnn said...

I think that (atleast for Me) being apart from my husband for weeks/months at a time here and there has really helped me appreciate him. Especially early on when we spent half of our first two years apart (thanks ARMY!)
It reminds me of what a loving husband I have, and helps me overlook those things that annoy here and there. :) We are both really blessed! Miss you!!!