Proverbs 24:3-4

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Late Night Reflections

So tonight no pictures just thoughts...
Here I sit, as my husband and children are all tucked into bed, reflecting on my weekend, thinking about the week ahead.

We had a wonderfully simple evening out this weekend with some great friends, Derrick and Jennifer. It was fun to get all "girly" and feel the butterflies as I got ready for our date. Eric and I really ENJOYED one another. It made me think about what life will be like as the years go on and the kids outgrow our home. I am honestly looking forward to growing old with my best friend.

My Tx Mom is coming in next week and the list of "want to get done" is endless it seems. An extra pair of hands during the day is quite a treat! But there is much to be done before her arrival: school work, house work, guest room work and everyday work.

Mostly, my thoughts are consumed with my Eric, who is exhausted and already snoring. :-)
Though he doesn't tell me everyday, he SHOWS me everyday how much he loves me and our family. Today he spent hours cutting, loading, unloading, chopping and bringing in wood.
Hours in the miserable cold and snow all out of love and unselfishness.

It's all too easy to fall into the world's trap of unrealistic expectations; especially with tomorrow being Valentine's Day.
Do I expect to wake up to trail of rose petals leading to the kitchen, where another 2 dozen will be set on the table, a small box with diamonds tucked inside and my husband at the stove cooking breakfast? HA!
Instead, I will be awaken by a screeching alarm, my husband will roll over and pass gas, then lovingly slide one arm under my head while slightly lifting the covers with his other arm to release the stench and ending with a very small perfectly formed version of the best/worst of myself asking for milk at my bedside.
BUT as I open my eyes, I will see our home and everything about it says 'I love you' from Eric; and everything about Eric, says 'I love you' from my Heavenly Father.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I have come to the same conclusions... I used to wait to "be loved" on valentine's day... Now, I have more fun loving :-)

LOL! My husband just got home from a 10 day business trip. I was amazed at all the "man noises" last night while I was trying to sleep :-)


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