Yeah!, I have Internet access out here in MI! I won't be posting that often, but it'll be nice to still keep up with my reading/posting so as not to fall into a slump. Today marks week three of the honor your husband challenge. Saturday was my last day of the 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge, so it's nice to be continuing on with another challenge to help me maintain my focus. I have to say I feel much better about this week than the last. Last week I was feeling beaten down, worn, unappreciated, frustrated, fatigued, confused, you name it I felt it. I found that when I read other's comments on the challenge that I wasn't alone in my fatigue. It's interesting how most of us do really well at first and then fall into a slump. I'm thinking Satan has got a big hand in all of that. I'm sure he must just hate women getting together honoring and respecting their husbands because he knows there is no better thing for a marriage. Well, I am smiling typing this because I know we must be ticking him off and even though he might throw every arrow he's got at us, we've got the victory. It is so encouraging to be on this blog and to read other's stories. To find women just like me who are going through the same emotions and striving to be the best they can be. I've never felt so encouraged and so blessed by something that happens on my computer!! So, this week I feel really good. I feel like I have a plan of action, I have some verses to help encourage me, I have things in place to keep me accountable, and I am armed with prayer to help control my tongue. So you know that probably means I'm in for a battle up ahead, but for the first time I feel ready for it. I'm starting to feel more equipped to handle my emotions and to handle rough spots in our marriage. So I have to say that today I am very thankful. Thankful for my husband, thankful for this "blogging world", and thankful for my God who never leaves me and is always patient with me. I am going to continue with my goals this week from last week and the week before, putting special focus on finishing The Power of a Praying Wife. I started it last week and LOVE it. What a great tool for praying for our husbands!
Just a quick side note:
~We made it to MI safely!
~My good friends Amber and Daniel just welcomed their first son, John, into the world today! YEA!