Maybe you wives can attest to the little neat stack on the side of the bed that your husbands leave. Or the fact that his clothes land juuuust inches from the laundry basket, but not actually IN the basket. OR even that he conveniently leaves his socks on the floor.
I know, I know, it may make you want to scream! But don’t.
There is SO much beauty in that!
There are things that my husband does that irritates me, but quite frankly, there are lots of things I do that irritates him too! For example, I do. Not. Put. the cap back on the toothpaste. It irritates him so much that he bought me the toothpaste with the cap already attached. (And guess what… I still don’t put the flap down on that either….ooops!)
My husband may always leave his socks on the floor and I may always leave my cap off of the toothpaste, but that’s the beauty of marriage! We have things that we adore about each other and things that irritate us about each other, but it’s quite alright.
You see, if you’re not careful, you’ll start majoring in the minors!
His love for you? Major
Toothpaste cap off? Minor
My love for him ? Major!
I’ve learned to LOVE my husband leaving his socks on the floor. Why? Because those socks remind me of a few things.
- They remind me that he’s still here! Gosh , I love my husband beyond words! I don’t even want to imagine him not being here with me any longer. I don’t want to spend my time complaining about things that really don’t matter.
I call him my little slice of heaven right here on earth.
- They remind me that he was hurriedly trying to spend time with me after being gone, so he would rather find my embrace than find the laundry basket.
And that’s quite alright with me!
- They remind me that we have a cozy home for him to come home to!
And I’ll forever make sure it’s cozy!
Always remember someone is praying for the very thing you’re complaining about. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure!
I love this marriage quote from Ruth Graham where she said “I told God the negative and told my husband the positive” I LOVE that!
No husband wants a complaining wife. Your voice to your mate should be a place of peace and solace, not complaining and putting him down.
So yes, I love when he leaves his socks on the floor. And I pray that for the next 70 + years, I’ll wake up to his neat stack next to his bed.
For the next 7 days, I challenge you to pray prayers over your husband . Up for the challenge? Click here if you would like my list of daily prayers starting with today, Monday!
Be sure to get and share my new book, The God Given Husband. There’s a bonus chapter of questions to consider for a potential spouse. I would love to hear how it has blessed your family and friends in progressing their walk with Christ and in relationships.
Love you So much,
Wife. Mother. Author.