Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Marriage, uh, Wednesday?

So, I'm only two days late!!

It figures that his week Christine would choose to talk about supporting him in his work. I'm wondering if she has a hidden camera stuck somewhere in my home that she's used to get me this week. *giggle* Some of you know that my husband has been working out of town for the past three weeks. I've seen him all of a few hours in that time period, and he hasn't had a day off at all since then. Needless to say, I'm quite upset (as is he). Thankfully it should be over soon and he'll come home tomorrow.

But, I certainly haven't been the joyous wife I should have been during the time. I haven't been mean to him, it's definitely not his fault. But I have let it get to me, big time, and I have been pushy and naggy into trying to get him to resolve the issues in the ways I think he should resolve them. It's sooo hard to not give input when something seems so straightforward to you, even if it's not really that straightforward in reality.

I adore my husband's strong work ethic and dedication to his company. That's a character trait I've never had and probably never will. I don't like working for people, I don't like strict schedules, and I don't do well mentally, emotionally or physically working outside of my home (hence the jewelry business). However, he seems to thrive in a workplace. His job has been (mostly) a blessing but lately it has proven to be somewhat of a curse as well. But instead of trying to get him to fix it MY way, maybe I should just shut up and pray for him to fix it God's way. Ick. I don't like letting go. Can we say control freak? ;o)

I've done alright for my goals last week. I was successful in getting the house sparkling clean by the time he was originally supposed to come home. And now I've been successful in letting it get cluttery again! *sigh* Does part of the Honor Your Husband Challenge include a maid service? ;o) I've definitely done well with taking care of me, or at least better anyway. As for the reading and praying, I started to but have not been regular with it yet.

So goals for this week are the same as last I suppose.


blackpurl said...

May God bless you and your husband this week.

My husband used to travel for work a lot but, not right now... it was frustrating for the two of us as well.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Well, if you acted like a Martyr and didn't discuss your frustrations at all, that wouldn't be good either. It is always good to communicate.

I think your husband will be more happy to see you, than any aspect of your clean or cluttered house...

Christine said...

There were many of us that felt the crunch ith hubby's work issues. It was definitely a God thing! This is so much better with all of the support and encouragement, isn't it! Love it!!

Denise said...

May your marriage be sweetly blessed.

Chris the Crazy Conservative said...

You said "I don't like letting go." Neither do I. I think it is one of the hardest things in life, but also one of the most important. Letting go is really about Lordship. When we let go, He takes control. When we don't let go, we are being lord of that area of our lives. As far as I can tell, there are only three things that we shouldn't let go of; faith because it is the gift of God, hope because without it there can be no faith, and love because that is God's essence, it is who He is. Everything else is subject to being let go.

There is an old song that I used to sing that says it well. "Give up and let Jesus take over and He'll make a way for you."