Monday, March 14, 2011

A Warm Greeting

Welcome to the launch of Woman to Woman Ministries!  The ladies and I are so excited to see what God has planned for W2W.  Please know that we are all here for you.  Our email addresses are on the About Us page, feel free to ask us any questions or give us prayer requests.  We would love to pray for you.

On a regular basis, I am home when my husband comes home from work.  One day recently, he got off work early and I was still out.  When I saw his truck in the driveway, I had these visions of him greeting me at the door with a passionate kiss and telling me how happy he was that I made it home safely and how he missed me.  Well, it went something more like this: from his easy chair with his warm blanket wrapped tight around him and his eyes glued to the tv screen, he says, "hey."

Talk about dashing a girls dreams!  I walked, more like stomped, to the kitchen hurt, offend, and angry.  God gently spoke to me.  How can I expect that of my husband, when I don't do that?  I normally say "hey" from the kitchen sink as I cook, or from the computer as I type or from the bedroom I say, "come deal with your son!"  I don't go to the door and greet my husband, but I expected that of him.  How unfair! 

When we first married, I did greet him at the door with a glass of iced tea and afternoon snack.  Somewhere along the way I lost that.  Our husbands want to know we love and cherish them.  They want to know we thought of them throughout the day.  I understand we have crazy days.  Believe me, I understand!  The kids are fighting, the laundry pile is bottomless, or maybe you work outside the home and have the same stresses your husband does.  But we need to put all of that aside for a moment and greet our husband in a way that shows we love and appreciate him.
I want to challenge you.  This week, put aside all of the stresses of the day.  Forget the argument of the night before.  When your husband walks through the door greet him with a hug, smile and kind word.  If your husband is home first, when you come in, go to him and give him a hug and smile.  I promise you this will set a beautiful tone for the evening! 
Sweet Blessings~


  1. What a great post. What we dish out does come back to haunt us. You had a really great way of saying it. Yes, we should let our husbands know how much they mean to us. They like it as much as women do but somewhere a long the line we women have forgotten this. Thanks for a wonderful post. Blessings to you and the other women doing the posts on your new blog. Love you.

  2. Wow! I love this. I remember as a little girl, Mama would get up, make breakfast, wake me & my brother up, wake Daddy up...we would eat together as a family. When the time came for Daddy to leave for work, Mama would follow him to the door. They were always out there for a couple of minutes sharing a last little private time and then they would kiss each other bye for the morning. Those visions still run through me. What an amazing thing. So...why don't I do it. How many times have I not even acknowledged my hubby coming in the door...all because I'm too busy on the computer or fixing dinner? Lord, please help me do better! Thank you for this post!

  3. Perfect timing! We just had a message on marriage at our church yesterday. Thank you for the reminder.

  4. I have a horrible time remembering to greet my husband, I'm so focused on picking up the kids and getting home to fix dinner that sometimes I totally forget to even say hi to him or give him a hug. We're working on this though, our husbands need to feel loved and wanted just like we do. Thanks for this great post.

  5. Greeting my husband at the door with a smile and a kiss is something I have always done and still do. I think my mom must have done that with my dad, because I learned it somewhere. But...I still, at times, get upset when he does not do that for me. Life is never perfect! But, there is always room for improvement for us and thankfully, God is always there to help us do just that.
    I have a prayer request for you: I need to get a job outside of my home and I am SO dreading it, to the point that I am in tears just thinking about it...please pray that the right thing will come along for me at the right time. Thanks, Jennifer and friends.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Cindy, I just added this prayer request to my journal and I will lift you in prayer. God will lead you to the right thing. As a matter of fact, He already knows what it is. Praying for you friend.

  7. What a great reminder, I am so busy and I need to remember to stop what I'm doing and greet my husband properly. It's easy to let it go, but we need to be intentional... thanks Jenifer, I'm so excited about your new site!

  8. Debi, I remember my grandma doing that when my grand dad went to work and had to open the fillin station by 5 am. She'd wake early start his coffee and breakfast then wake him, the grandkids would soon wake to the smell of bacon cooking. Then she'd fix his lunch and see him off waving at the door until he was outa sight. I did that with my husband when he was working and the first time I did that he turned around and asked "what was wrong why was I waving him back."

    After that he often times waved back before turning the corner.And yes I'd be there in the afternoon with a drink and hug when he got home. Such great memories.



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