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!
*This is a repost from our very first Marriage Monday.