~ This home is where my heart is.~
This week has been a tough one. Hubby and I haven't been seeing eye to eye, and when that happens, nothing seems right in our world. It happens to even the best of couples and is usually a time full of growing pains and lessons. If we pay close enough attention, those lessons can be learned without too much damage being done, that is always my hope, anyway.
My thoughts have been focused on what I'm to learn this time around, so far I've come up with patience, understanding, forgiveness, faith... need I go on?
We should always keep in mind that our spouses are human beings and make mistakes, just as we do, and we must learn to be open-minded and forgiving as much as possible, if we are to expect the same in return from them, should we need it. And we all inevitably need it at different points in our lives.
It's also important for everyone to remember that patience and forgiveness should not be things taken lightly or advantage of. Forgiveness always comes at a cost at some point, usually in the form of hurt feelings on someone's part. It is a gift we are given, if we are lucky or loved enough. It should be taken and embraced with our whole hearts and never trampled on.
I have loved my husband from the day we met, I love him more today than I ever have. How do I know I love him? Well, I could go on and on with that one, but the one thing that comes to mind at this moment is that I've never given up on him. No matter how ugly things might get, or how bleak the future might look, I've always known that if we can just forgive each other and keep understanding in mind, that we can weather any storm...