Tuesday, July 12, 2011

30 Day Challenges

I've joined several challenges lately, and a few of them 30-Day ones. Besides the 8 week challenge over at Women Living Well, I will also be doing 3 30-Day's from Revive Our Hearts, Husband Encouragement, Choosing Gratitude and True-Woman Make Over.  I've been needing inspiration for blogging as well as for getting closer with God.

So, let the journey begin.

We'll start today with Husband Encouragement.

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life." (Proverbs 31:11-12)

My husband and I have been married for just over 2 years now. An infant marriage, to be sure. But when you look past the dates n time-line, you'll see a gem. A beautiful stone that has been through fire and melting.

Just before our 1 year anniversary, our son passes away from SIDS. The grief, torment and guilt that goes along with a loss is enough to rock any marriage and most especially a new one.  As we mourned our loss, we turned to each other, instead of away. For which I'm thankful for, everyday. I like to say we were on a fast-track to a mature marriage. We learned a lot about each other, that might take others years to learn.

As life has settled down a bit, we've been able to have a routine again. To enjoy time together, laugh and cuddle. This in turn, allowed us to be blessed with another son who will be coming in the Fall.

My husband is a wonderful man, a terrific father and caring soul. He's passionate about his role as my husband, and being a father again (always).

He is my best friend, my lover, my helpmate and my partner in this life.
I tell him often that I love him, but it still wouldn't be often enough to show how much I appreciate all he's done for me, our family and those we care about.

What do you say about your husband? Do you praise him, to him? Does he know that you love him and desire him? Do you intentionally court your husband for his ideas, his feelings? I encourage you to do so.


P.S. Btw, in no means do I think our marriage doesn't have room to grow and get better. It does have it's growing pains, and misunderstandings. We're not perfect, but we love each other and have a commitment to each other, that gets us through the tough and rough.

This post is also linked back to Time-Warp Wife.


  1. tracey lynn12 July, 2011

    You keep it up. always encourage him. i learnes it the hard way. i now leave a note every morning telling him thank you for all he dose. you will have hard times and easy times. but dont take it for granted. to easy to do. ive been married for 20 yrs. same rutine always to easy to do. now i work hes home. we now understand each others sacrafices we made for each other. how hard he worked so i could be a stay at home mom for 17 yrs. he now knows how hard i worked to keep a clean house and cooking ect. i am married to a great Godly man too. pray for him to always lead you in a Godly way. to always be a strong christian leder of your home. to always praise him even for the simpleist things. youll make 20 yrs and more. fire proof your house hold not just your marrige. keep it up.

  2. It's always good to know the sacrifices the other makes, walking a day in each others shoes is good for any relationship. Very good point about fireproofing the household, not many think of that as well. Thank you!


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