I recently came across a blog that I am enjoying. I haven't explored it as much as I would like to. I'm sure I will in the next few days and weeks. Sarah has given an invitation to join her in a 30 day challenge to encourage our husbands. The challenge was actually written by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, an author that I just discovered last fall while on furlough. I am being challenged by her book Surrender right now. I may not blog about how my challenge is going every day but I will try to post updates, especially if something noteworthy happens. I have tried to be encouraging in my words and it really hasn't been too hard to refrain from complaints or negative talk about my husband so far. But, we're only on day 4. Hopefully I can really let him know this month how much he means to me. I thought it was appropriate to join in the challenge since we will be celebrating 20 years of marriage on the 27th of this month. I figure a month of encouragement can only make the celebration that much better, right?
Today he asked me so nicely if I would do him a favor and touch up his shirt that he wanted to wear to work while he was in the shower. I realized that putting a little extra time into doing some ironing for him was a tangible way to encourage him. He's working long hours this week and at least I can help him in this way. I've also started planning menus and trying to have his serving set aside and ready to be heated up when he gets home at night.