Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Showing Love in the Little Things
I'm loving this meme from Lauren's blog, because it's causing me to be more intentional about how I show love to Erik. There's been a couple of areas I've tried to focus on, but I think the most important one this week has been giving my husband a quiet area to study since he has finals this week. Finding a quiet area in our house isn't an easy task with three little ones at home, though we are blessed with some space, but for me it's been more than just trying to keep the kids entertained so Erik can get work done. It's been an attitude check for me.
Whenever Erik is home I want his help. I might not necessarily nag him until he does what I want, but if I don't think he's doing enough around the house I will start thinking negatively about him. Before I know it, I'm in a fight with him in my head, and he doesn't even know I'm mad! So this past week I've strove to be intentional about not letting negative feelings come up. Erik needs to study and get work taken care of. The reason he's even going to school and working so hard is for his family, so the least I can do is joyfully keep the kids entertained and out of his way. I am also trying to make sure we have the food he wants in the house. It's not been easy, but in just a few days finals will be over, and things can get back to normal around here.
Be sure to check out the Live by Faith blog for more ideas on how to love your husband.