Sunday, August 26, 2007
Blessings Not Disguised
This past week was a doozie! I was sick twice (or maybe once, with a brief respite in the middle) and had a sick child for part of the week. There were the usual hassles to deal with, plus school fundraising and extensive discipline problems brought on by lack of sleep and illness. There was more than one day that I wanted to pull the covers over my head and just pretend the rest of the world didn't exist. In fact, I indulged in that desire a time or two, which simply put me even further behind, which started the cycle all over again. (But at least I didn't have to have surgery like PC, although the drugs would have been nice!)
In the midst of it all, my poor husband worked all week at his very physical job in over 100 degree weather. I know he must have been exhausted himself. Yet he still came home and helped me out. The first night I ran a fever, he walked in the door, sent me to my room, and put the kids to bed all by himself. He got a sitter (this is almost unheard of) and asked me out to dinner one night. He didn't complain when I fell asleep on the couch before 10pm, but woke me up and helped me to bed. Plus his attitude in general was helpful and conscientious, which meant more to me because of the week I knew he was having.
Growing up in church, we always called this "a blessing". My husband was a big blessing to me. Or should I say, he blessed me over and over again this week. Actually, that sounds a little dirty, but there was certainly not much of that going on around here with the way I was feeling. I know, TMI. :)
I've actually been blessed throughout my 11 years of marriage by my husband of choice, the man I know God meant for me to be with. I could make a whole blog out of that topic alone. But I guess my point is that, despite the way my life went this past week, and the fact that I probably wasn't the prettiest sight or personality to deal with after a long day, he went out of his way to do some nice, thoughtful, helpful things for me. I appreciate that.
So let's start the week off right by counting our blessings. Who has blessed your life this week?