It is our Asst. Pastor's wife's birthday today. I have been thinking about her this morning. She is such a great example to me of all things sweet and how to look on the bright and loving side of things. Regina is gifted at saying a phrase that is ever so valuable to those around her both in her immediate life and the people who know her. The phrase is "I love you". In relation to the previous post of presumptions etc. it just strikes me that what I would love to hear is not the stress involved of misunderstanding or whatever but just the words 'I love you.' As Regina also so often says 'Sweet!'.
So on the way home from church this morning after much stress over decision making etc and thinking that I must be the most worthless wife and mother, I received a phone call from my husband telling me he loves me and is grateful for the wisdom God has given me to help us make decisions in and around the house for the good. Was he trying to make me wreck? THAT was sweet. There are no sweeter words than to hear that someone loves you. The sweetest words to anyone are of Christ's love for us poor miserable sinners. But to hear from my loved ones that they love me is really very important to me as well. That phrase is ever so hard to say. Regina says it all the time and I appreciate her loving example to those around her. This stress etc is just SO not important and muddling along in Christian love is SO much more productive.
So I love my husband too and told him so. We will need a good strong drink at the end of the day and I look forward to being able to use the room that he is working on for his family. His skill is a great blessing to us and to others. For that I am grateful.
Happy birthday Regina! Hope you have a good one! We love you!