Friday, December 2, 2011

My Excellent, Sacrifical Husband

"Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church & gave Himself up for her . . ."  ~Ephesians 5:25

My precious beloved has epitomized this verse for me this week, as he has loved me with a sacrificial love.  We're both loving that I'm pregnant with our first child, but this first trimester is kicking my hiney with exhaustion & morning sickness.  I joke that Michael gets to see me for 4 hours a day.  I sleep late in the morning, take a long nap in the middle of the day, & then go to bed early.  I don't have a lot of energy to clean house or cook.  And when I am hit with fleeting energy, I get nauseous from moving around!  So, needless to say, our house has been a wreck & we're plum sick of fast food!  But Michael has been so loving & patient.  And he has served me tremendously this week!  He cleaned the kitchen; washed, dried, & folded the laundry; & straightened up our bedroom.  It may not sound like it, but these were daunting tasks!  He's also tackled things that I'm not allowed to do, like cleaning out Callie's litter box (which he hates with a passion) & Cloroxing the shower.  All with nary a grumble or complaint.  He is a marvel!  I know that Proverbs 31 is about an excellent wife, but I have to say that more than once, I have thought to myself, "An excellent husband, who can find?" . . . & have praised God that I did!  Thanks to Him, of course!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I remember those early days of pregnancy-induced exhaustion. I hope your 2nd trimester is wonderful!!

The Boyds said...

Even with the exhaustion, I'm loving this pregnancy! I hope I don't come across as complaining. Thanks for the well-wishes!