My husband came home the other night at about 10:30p.m. and I looked at him and all I saw was a broken man. I could tell the minute he walked in the door that something was wrong. He shared with me that he is tired of working like a crazy man and never getting to see his kids. Let me take you back to a change that happened in our life a little over a year ago. He has been a truck driver for a little over ten years and we have always been blessed with him only being gone for one night at a time. Well about a year ago he was offered position in management. We thought this would be great for our family because he would be home every night. We knew it was going to be a significant pay cut but we knew that God would provide and that we would just cut back. Well it has now been a year and Daddy seems to never be home.
So this week I realized as he sat on the couch and shared all of hurts that have come with this job all I could do was listen and love him. There had been many nights when I was mad because he wasn't home and on those nights I should have been in prayer lifting up my husband instead of bringing him down. I realized this night that he is a man who loves God with all his heart and wants what is best for his family. We don't know where we are going from here. We are praying about what God wants us to do and we know that he will make the path very clear to us. I guess the reason why I right this is just a reminder to all of us that our husbands go out everyday into a very hostile world. I believe that God told me the other night that we need to be praying every day for our husbands. I know I was not doing that but I have begun and I will not stop.
Have a great weekend and remember let's lift up our husbands this week as they go out into the world to provide for our families.