Did you ever think about the blessings of being at home?
I was thinking about this last week--about how hard my husband works so I can do all the things that are so easy to take for granted on a daily basis. When our husbands are at work they are making the selfless sacrifice of being away from our children so that we can stay home and nurture and watch over them.
I get to love on my children all day, hug and kiss them, hear all their stories and cute things they say, fix their ouchies, feed them, watch them grow, witness their first steps, hear their first words, help keep them on right paths, and be available for many other milestones. He misses these important moments because he is away and has purposefully made that sacrifice as a loving father. For that I am grateful! I do not want to take these precious moments for granted. Wives, if you have been blessed to be able to stay at home and watch your children grow, remember to have a grateful heart. It is so easy to feel over burdened and ungrateful sometimes but we have truly been given a precious gift.
We need to appreciate our husbands more. I like what I read this morning here:
"We need women who set their hearts on making their homes pleasant, sunny, and fragrant for the husband. He who works from dawn till dusk for the little home and wife and babes, look forward to the warm welcome that awaits him when the long day is over; of the bright smile and the love words that will be sure to greet him when he crosses the threshold of his own words that will be sure to greet him when crosses the threshold of his own little Eden; of the cheerful fire in winter and the humble meals made so delicious by the love that prepares it and the sweet words that season it.
This rest, security, and peace will encourage the overflowing heart of the husband and father and brother to think and to say that there is no spot on earth so dear and so blessed as the little sanctuary built up and adorned and made full of song by a true woman's heart.
O' woman, if you only knew how much you have it in your ability with Christ's unfailing assistance, to make true men of your chosen husband and sons, as well as true women of the little girls who will someday fill your apron..."
Wives, don't forget to hug your husbands today and thank him for the special gift he has given you! Bless him by creating a home that is welcoming to come home to and make your sphere of home a place that refreshes his heart and readies him for tomorrow's battles that lie ahead.