Sunset with my love. 💛 It’s been quite the week as we got the house ready to be listed. Shayne and I make no secret that we’ve never really worked well together on home projects. We’re just so different in our approaches. But do you know what I realized today? We actually did really well. I even recall us laughing at one point as I tried helping him with the flooring in the basement. I was thinking about what I felt had changed. Because I’m pretty sure we still have our strong opinions on how things should be done. ;)) But the years have a way of softening you. Making you more pliable. And hopefully to one another. We’ve learned how to let things go easier. Give the other one space. Freedom, which is huge! To be who we each are and the allowance to operate without shame or making the other one feel they’re doing it wrong. Or how we think they should. And when we do disagree, we sort it so much faster. We’ve memorized the language the other one responds to- and what they don’t. How to navigate around the sensitive places that we all have. We take responsibility for how we’ve made the other one feel. We remember we’re on the same team. After the same thing. In different ways, maybe. And that’s okay. We need the balance and perspective of the other. I heard someone say once that marriage is about two people learning to become good forgivers. I think that’s true. How many things steal our joy that are just stupid and silly and not worth our time, really. So here’s to continuing to grow together and work together, even if it means in separate parts of the house at times. 😉
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Because I love marriage and my husband so much 🥰 I have found myself so focused on pleasing my husband that I pushed God to second place 😔 Not purposely, but I just wanted Christian to be happy with me, so everything I did would be focused on me hoping he would be impressed.
Eventually, I would realize my priorities were out of line 🚫
You see 💥💥 God is faithful and consistent. He's always present, always listening, He has NEVER failed me.
My husband is a man. Although he does his very best to love, provide, and protect. He makes mistakes. He forgets sometimes. And sometimes he's just not up to giving me EVERYTHING I want and need. And guess what 🤗 he's not supposed to because he is not God.
If we're not careful we can place our spouse or significant other (even friends, family, parents, children, business partners, etc) in the place of God which is idolatry ❌ When we begin looking to them for our purpose, trying to please them more than God, going to church or studying the word to impress them, working hard just to get a nod of approval from them 👉🏾 then we need to check our ❤ and realign it with our heavenly Father.
People will disappoint... and it's just a part of our nature 🤷🏿♀️ We are not perfect although in God we strive to be the best we can be FOR GOD. •
Keep this text close to your heart and mind as you evaluate your relationships👉🏾 📖 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalms 118:8
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