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Love Challenge~Day 9

One of the greatest daily challenges I face and have faced since the day I married my hubs is to INTENTIONALLY love him. I love my hubs with my entire heart, I tell him this every day, especially before we say good bye but often I do not show him this.

I am very busy and am always bouncing from one end of the house to the other. Our home is always filled with other children, besides our own, and not often enough am I home to cook him a home cooked meal. Sadly enough he is often washing his uniforms for school and work himself. I get so overwhelmed with making sure that he spends as much time as possible with our children that I often neglect the fact that WE need time together as well, just he and I.

I take pride in the fact that my hubs comes home to a clean house everyday, with 5 children (4 boys) that is HARD, especially since we live in a tiny house ;-) I want him to come home and enjoy his family, I want him to come home to relax, I want him....to....come home. Being a firefighter's wife I am haunted by the "what if's" that we try to be prepared for therefore I am guilty of going to the extreme for family time.

I don't want our children to miss out on him, so every second that he is home I throw the children in his face. I leave them home when I run errands, I push him to play with them, I encourage video play just to connect, and I even leave him to tuck in our kids at night.....when he is home.

These things are not bad and I believe should happen often but what should happen even more often is doing these things together and instead of throwing the children in his face, give him time to unwind before letting them loose ;-) My hubs tries to give me his first 30 minute when he comes through the door yet the boys get so excited I find myself slipping out so I don't get in their way. However with today's challenge I think I will lock us in the closet till my 30 minutes is over ;-)

Think of three intentional, specific ways to show love to your husband today. It doesn't have to be anything extravagant. In fact, the most simple things are often the most appreciated. Tell him thank you for something he did around the house. Perhaps you could cook his favorite meal or take on one of his chores tonight so that he can get a little extra rest. I would love to hear your ideas!

Can you think of more ways to love your husband today? Try it today! You will be amazed at the blessing and love which will overflow in your heart and home. I am praying for you!

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