Saturday, March 11, 2006

To love and to cherish

Janelle, on Girl Talk is talking about cherishing our husbands. What a nice topic!

The definition of cherish: To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear

A few ways that I cherish my husband. My best friend. My soul mate. My gift from above.

1. I pray for him every day. I pray for his health, strength, safety, worklife, courage and humility. In bed, when he is asleep, I lay my hand on his chest and fall asleep praying over him, our marriage, family and home. He caught me one night and teared up when he realized what I was doing.
2. I know his favorite foods and prepare them with love as often as possible.
3. I respect his leadership in the home (and thank him for his Christ-like attitude)
4. I leave him love notes in his briefcase, car, sock drawer and shaving kit.
5. I send him an email each afternoon to say, "I love you. Hurry home."
6. I pick up his favorite gum when I go shopping.
7. I TIVO his favorite shows when he is at school or away on business.
8. I respect and love his mother, father, sister and brothers.
9. I make our home as comfortable as possible. I pay close attention to our bedroom - the one room that is our quiet place, free from toys, noise and clutter.
10.I never wear flannel to bed (a goofy promise I made to him when we were first married but one I know he appreciates)
11. I know his friends and welcome them into our home.
12. I remind him (often) just how blessed the children are to have him for a daddy.

In today's world, it seems acceptable to bash, lecture, mother and otherwise disrespect the husband. I happen to think a lot of societal problems would be 'solved' if men were allowed to be just that, men. God made us distinctly different (and for good reason)!
Instead of fighting for equality at every turn, embrace the differences. Be helpmates. Work together. The benefits will last for eternity.

How do you cherish you husband? Don't tell me. Tell him!

P.S. While finishing this entry -- it seems we are experiencing our first, full throttle thunder-storm of spring. It's a real show off too! Lots of lightening, thunder and 'air' (Midwest folks should get that term).


Blogger KKT said...

excellent post. you inspire me so often!

i hate how often i hear people belittling their husbands/boyfriends/whatever.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous HolyMama! said...

and it's impossible to watch a tv show where the man isn't put down repeatedly - or made to be an idiot - and that's the comedy. hate what message that sends little boys!

i like your approach far better, and think it's a great time to honor my guy a little more. Thanks!

4:26 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Beautiful post! My sweet husband is deployed right now and I am a feeling rather tender. I keep making little notes to myself about love and marriage. Thank you for your words.

6:43 PM  

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