Wedded Wednesday

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedded Wednesday is a collaboration
of married bloggers sharing their inspirations,
anecdotes, struggles and thoughts regarding
the amazing union of two separate people, as one.

Food for thought:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Philippians 4:8

We had this verse read as a part of our ceremony. I love it, as it can apply to so very many aspects of life.

Today, I dwell upon it in terms of my relationship. I think it beckons one to push aside wrongs of the past, focusing instead on redeeming qualities. Last week I voiced my frustration over housework and cooking, but need to give recognition where it is due.

Because of Tony:
I have never mowed our lawn
I rarely clean the bathroom
I have never changed a lightbulb in our home
I have a wonderful bathroom in our basement
I have a beautiful nursery for Isaac with smooth new walls
I have overhead lighting in our living room and nursery
I know that I am loved, desired and esteemed.
I have a confidant.
I have experienced and witnessed pure love.

What are the redeeming qualities of your man that you sometimes forget about?


Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

:) I like your post! I am lucky in that I have a husband who does the laundry every single week and can handle all the stains and delicates and line drying. He also packs our lunches every single day for work and is a sweet heart about bringing me snacks all the time. He wakes me up every single morning without fail, even though I am not a morning person and the grumpiest person ever. Really, I know I am lucky to have the best husband ever. He spoils me rotten. :)

Jeannie said...
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Jeannie said...

Your post really makes me realize that I tend to dwell on things that Rob doesn't do, rather than what he does do

Because of him...
* I have never had to mow the lawn...or do any yard work for that matter
* I do not have to bring our son to daycare everyday; he is a stay at home daddy
* He has dinner ready for me everyday when I get home from work
* He can fix just about anything and everything, so we save a ton of $ on repairmen
* He is my best friend
* He is half of my most blessed gift; our son

I know that I need to show more appreciation for all that he does!

Randine said...

Because of Chris-
*I dont have to change lightbulbs
*I dont have to take out the trash
*I have a companion
*I have my beautiful daughter
*and one on the way...
*I dont have to mow the lawn

Thanks for the reminder, Leah!

Sarah Louise said...

I love this post. I enjoy hearing about the beautiful side of other peoples relationship...

I would say the most significant redeeming quality that Jared's possesses is his unfailing support. He was the one who encouraged me to quit my job as a waitress three years ago so I could focus on school, and when I wasn't sure how to feel about moving across country for work he helped me realize what a great opportunity I have been given.

Mrs.BigTime said...

Leah, I have read your blog for a while now but have never posted. I love this series you have started and am thankful to hear the minds and heart of other wives who admit to having issues and struggles in their marriages. Talking about the good and happy moments is easy, but it's not truth. Thank you for starting this series, it's been encouraging and inspiring for me!

I think this post today was written just for me! I came home from work in a sour mood last night and it has continued to today. I am...was very miffed that Ben didn't do the dishes yesterday since he knows how much I hate having to spend my day off cleaning the kitchen. I know he had a good reason for not doing them (he was working on a big project for school), but I choose to not look at the truth and instead focus on the lie that he does not appreciate the work I do and he takes advantage of me.

Thank you for making me put down my bad attitude and stop looking for appreciation for myself, but instead take a moment and appreciate my husband.

Because of Ben I:
don't have to cook.
rarely do the dishes.
don't have to clean the floors.
don't have to get up early with the puppy.
don't have to take out the garbage.
don't have to fix things around the house.
don't have to drive to work, pay for parking and leave/get home 30 minutes later.
am forced to enjoy this time in our life instead of being anxious for the next step.
know I am strong and have worth.
know I am beautiful.
have love.

Thank you for the reminder - I'm off to load my dishwasher!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Leah, your posts never cease to amaze & inspire me :)

Because of Matt I:
*don't have to take out the trash.
*don't have to walk the dogs (if I don't feel like it).
*don't have to light the pilot light when winter rolls around.
*rarely do laundry.
*don't have to wake up early to make my cup of hot tea to-go...he does it for me!
*don't have to pack my lunch or snacks for the work day.
*come home to sweet love notes several times per month.
*am paying down my credit card debt.
*will be able to quit my job & attend school full-time (whenever I am finally ready to do so).
*don't have to do yard work.
*don't have to kill the spider...or trap the mouse.
*have a beautiful new car.
*have a cup that runneth over


Julie S. said...

Because of Brandon I:
-have never mowed the lawn
-am able to live in the house we live in and drive the car I drive
-am able to stay home with Brayden
-don't have to fix things around the house
-don't have to take the garbage out
-am loved like I could never imagine

I needed this today- thank you.

Leah said...

Love the blog! I also love this post, I'm going to use this idea for a scrapbook page...

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Oh man, Q is amazing! My life would be so dull and I'd have so much more work without him!

Meredith said...

A similar post has been on my heart for a couple of weeks now.

Sometimes I get so worked up by what Justin doesn't do, that I forget all that he mowing the lawn, getting the oil changed, etc. Great reminder today!

Melissa said...

This is a great reminder....

Because of Mike, I:
*Feel beautiful and desirable even if I do weigh 25 lbs more than I did when we met.
*Have learned to lighten up.
*Am able to stay home with Josiah.
*Know Josiah has an amazing dad who loves him like crazy.
*Have learned to enjoy college football.
*hmmm... so I don't have the cleanest hubby in the world, but he sure is a sweet one!

Kier said...

I think about this often, the fact that I take a lot of the stuff Nic does for granted.

Because of Nic:
-I rarely have to clean up my huge mess in the kitchen after cooking.
-I rarely have to wake up at 2:30AM to take the pup out (hope this is the same when/if we have kids!)
-He is willing to make a late night run to walmart for meds.
-Am trying hard to learn how to lighten up and have fun - especially when cooking.
-He can fix just about everything.
-Changes my oil, cleans out my messy car before we head out on long trips.
-And so much more.

You ladies who don't have to mow - LUCKY DUCKS!

Kristi said...

I love that passage. It was actually part of the readings at our wedding as well.
Thanks for posting these every week. It is so refreshing to see marriage in a positive light.


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