I’m so excited this year to participate in the 30-Day Giving Challenge and I hope you will be too. Let me ask you when it comes to giving what do you think of? Do you think you have to donate, volunteer or give money? We’ll giving can be done in various ways and for this first post, I’m going to focus on giving to your spouse.
This post is inspired by my husband who recognizes that I’m often drowning.
Let me back up to explain how I’m drowning.
As a stay at home mom, active church member, wife, blogger and student I have a tendency to take on multiple tasks without a thought involved in it. Sure I can do it is my mentality and often times I can do it. We’ll over the past few weeks, I have to sadly admit that I couldn’t do it. Being stubborn as I am, I won’t admit to it. Which is crazy because if I were truly drowning, I’d yell for help!
We took a short vacation, I had several projects due, a few cakes to make for my boys birthday and many more things on my plate. Well during this time of being extremely busy, I fell sick. Being out of commission for a few days, you start to see the house fall apart and when I finally started feeling better, I just couldn’t get back on track of things. I’d tackle one thing to fall behind in the other. This became extremely frustrating and instead of asking for help, I become angry. Every little thing starts to bother me. BTW… did I mention.. I still haven’t asked for helped.
Why don’t I ask for help? I don’t ask for help because I don’t feel he should help, he worked his 50+ hours this week and I’m the stay at home mom and these are my tasks.
My husband recognized that I was drowning and he threw me a life vest and saved me! He helped me cleaned, did laundry and just helped me get back to normalcy. Afterwards he tells me, why didn’t you just ask me for help? I don’t always recognize that you need help and unless you tell me, how can I help! Don’t you know that I would gladly help you?
So my inspiration for giving this week is to give to your spouse. Take a look to see what your spouse may be drowning with and lend a helping hand (life vest).
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