Today on Square Piece, I’m sharing a little piece of my heart toward Brian because I think there’s a chance that some of you might relate to the sentiment. Hopefully I’m not left with the sound of crickets at the end.
Lately I’ve been kicking myself for my behavior toward you. There’s been too much sarcasm on my part, too many bitter expressions, too much bossiness and too much discouragement. My greatest desire is to be your biggest cheerleader. When you consider your daily accomplishments, I want you to be able to recognize my support.
While I know you love me with all your heart, you’d be too kind to pretend that I haven’t been falling short lately.
I’ve been a crabby patty.
Lack of sleep? Sure. But if I won’t let you use that as an excuse, then neither can I.
So I’d like to reiterate the point that I made earlier to you this afternoon. It’s Sunday and I know that you’re always exhausted after helping before, during and after church; so you might not even remember that we had this conversation. (See? I even snapped a picture of you passed out on the couch.)
I’m repeating this for both of our sakes:
If you never changed for the rest of your life… If you never matured in thinking or in faith… If you never lifted another finger to improve your health or well being… If you never found your socks, your slippers, your glasses, your wallet or your keys… If you never improved your memory or improved your time management… If you kept every single habit that you presently have today… No matter how much I critique, suggest, sigh, point out, request, nag, explain or question, if nothing changed from here to eternity, you would still be the best husband for this wife and I would still consider myself blessed.
In James in the Bible, we’re encouraged to be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” It’s safe to say that I’ve been failing at all three of those lately. So I’m gonna try to pray that for myself and hope to be more more of an encouragement this year.