Exhausted I fall into bed beside him after a long day. Mentally I am checking off that never ending to do list.
- Kids washed – teeth brushed (why is this still a battle?)
- floors swept
- Bible study – sort of (does 3 verses from Proverbs – while being interrupted about cups and breakfast count?)
- Exercise – didn’t make it to the gym today (maybe tomorrow)
- Did I brush my teeth today?
On and on it goes as I analyze the day, mentally shifting my list into tomorrow. Hubby reaches over to knowingly rub my back. Ug, I have nothing left to give, I really do have a headache, my eyes are already closed… “Maybe he’ll think I am asleep if I just lay really still and ignore his prompt” I think.
Can you relate?
How did I get all the way through my list and have nothing on it about my husband? Why didn’t I add him to the list? Should I have had to add him to the list?
Guilt. Embarrassment. Shame. Fear.
Stop right there lady! That is not what today is about. Life gets busy and we need grace. Give yourself grace right this moment. I am giving it to myself as well!
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We can change the narative of our day and Show Him he really is a Priority in our life!
Let’s look at how to fix this going forward – and apply Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
I have found 3 Practical ways to show your husband he is a priority in your life!
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