30 Days of Gratitude: My Husband
In the United States, November is a month that is all about thanksgiving. (Unless you’re one of those crazies who start playing Christmas music and putting up your tree on November 1st.) And if you’re like me, gratitude is something that seems hard to come by sometimes. It shouldn’t be and when I stop and look around me I realize I have all I could ever need and more. But my heart is so fast to run after other things.
This month I’ve decided that each day I want to take a photo that embodies something I’m thankful for. My hope is that at the end of the 30 days, I will be more willing to fight for contentment.
Day 1: My husband
Yesterday, I was telling my husband about my idea for this project and lamenting that I couldn’t even think of anything to take a photo of in the short time I had before I went to work. And he was like, uh, hello? Which maybe tells you where my heart is. I didn’t want to start my month with something as obvious as my husband.
But anyone who has been married for a while can tell you that it is so easy to forget to be thankful that God was good enough to give me a husband. Not only that I have a husband who is an amazing father to our children, is always patient with me, loves me through all my tantrums and is always there to encourage me. I know that a lot of the time he doesn’t understand me, but he always does his best to love me.
He loves me enough to challenge me to do hard things. (Like not giving up an idea before I’ve even started.) And he knows the importance of a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. He doesn’t love me perfectly (and of course, only Jesus can do that), but he does always try to love me.
Thanks for joining me on this little project. Is there a way you’re documenting you’re gratitude this November? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment below.