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My husband is a busy man working hard to take care of our family. Jeremy works construction and right now his job site is an hour and a half away. A long drive for anyone, especially a man with ADHD who dislikes being in the car anyway. He gets up around 4:30am each day, makes the long drive, works eight hours and makes the long drive back. When he gets home around 5:30 he would love nothing more than to sit down and relax. But he doesn't get to. We have baseball for our sons five nights a week, plus church on Wednesdays. The moment he walks in the door he is rushed to the dinner table, shower and out the door. When we get back home and everyone is showered and ready for bed it is around 10:00pm. If you do the math, that is not the recommended eight hours of sleep. On top of all this he has four children to give attention to. He mows our lawn and washes our cars and we are assisting in a church plant right now. I am beginning to think busy doesn't even describe it.
My husband just learned that starting this weekend for the next two months he will also be working on Saturdays. His one and only day to sleep in and catch up on things is now taken away from him. This is where I, his helpmate, come in. I need to step up and help him in any way I can to ease his extra burden.
Our husbands need our help. God created us to be their helpmate. We are there to help lighten their load when possible.
Recently I was very busy and mentioned my many errands to a sweet sister. She text me the next day and asked if she could help me with anything. I was so touched. That is the kind of thing we need to do for our husbands. Ask them if we can help with anything. I told my husband to let me know what I can do for him during these two months he will be working extra. I even offered to learn to mow the grass (no, I do not know how to mow grass, crazy, huh?).
What can you do to help your husband? Run an errand? Make a few phone calls? Set out his clothes for the next day? Take on one of his chores around the house? Ladies, ask your husband what you can do to lighten his load and help him.
Let's be the helpmate God created us to be.