Let Him Be

“Older women are to teach the young women to love their husbands and children. They are to teach them to think before they act, to be pure, to be workers at home, to be kind, and to obey their own husbands. In this way, the Word of God is honored.” -Titus 2:4-5

This November will be 20 years that my husband and I have been married. There were some good years and there were some years that were the hardest of my life so far. Some of those years were ones of prosperity and some of them were so tough that we didn’t know how all of our bills were getting paid. There were celebrations of new life and mourning for loved ones that we lost. High schools, colleges, churches, nursing homes, hospitals, funeral homes…we have seen the inside of them all. Oddly enough, no matter how difficult things were, I wouldn’t change one minute out of any of those years. I learned more about myself during those hard times than I would have ever learned from a lifetime of nothing but sunshine and flowers. However, I learned even more about the man I married. ❤

No, he will not always be able to take care of you. Although he tries his best to always be there.

No, he will not always be able to come to your rescue. Although at times he is your knight in shining armor.

And as much as he may want to, he will not always be able to save the day. Although there are days he is the bravest hero you have ever seen.

He won’t always be able to help with diapers and feedings, or lend a hand in the kitchen. Although he will occasionally have a wonderful steak dinner waiting for you when you get home.

Just like you, he is only human. And he does have certain limitations due to his humanness. Even with the Holy Spirit living and working in him, he can only do so much and can only be in one place at any given time.

He is your husband, not your Savior. God brought him into your life, not to save you, but to love and complement you. So throw all the unrealistic expectations out the window and just let your husband be what God created him to be…your love.

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