we had such a great weekend together. throughout the last 3 weeks my mind has been all over the place, and i sort of haven't thought much about how much i miss him. this weekend i found myself telling 3 different people that we are doing great! and that it's almost over! and that may will be here before we know it!
i don't feel any of those things. may seems like an eternity away.
then he left last night.
and i was once again alone in our house. i cranked up the heat and assumed my position on the couch under the blankets. he made me a smoothie before he left, so i slurped that and slowly made my way through the evening until bedtime. this morning, as i woke up, i pouted some more. my house was quiet, no one to share the bathroom with. then i came to work, unmotivated, wishing i was sleeping and not having to work with these needy children.
i snapped back into reality.
it was almost if someone slapped me in the face. maybe God did. but i suppose He doesn't slap people. He is more of the loving type :) hehe
helllllllo?????? quit pouting.
so. i have realized that the first 6 months were easier then this month. i had a better attitude about him being gone. i prayed for him more. actually........because i like to be transparent, i'll be honest when i say that i haven't really prayed for him much lately at all (other then the basic stuff and that he won't get in a wreck driving to st. louis in the snowy and icy weather)
so in my revelation of my own ridiculousness - (pouting because mr. leif should be home. with me. and not there- building appartments), i decided to get back to business and really pray for him. it helped me before and it will help me again.
i thought i would share with you some ways i am praying. the power of a praying wife is mindboggling. these are tips from a little marriage advice thingy i have at home........
pray with me this week, for your hubbies..........will you?
·Pray that the Lord would give him strength to lead, time to know his family, and a passion to manage his home.
·That the Lord would bless his work and show him daily how to honor You in his attitude and spirit; confirm the work of his hands unto Your purpose
·That your husband will be a wise steward of our finances and all we possess, remembering that all things are Yours and entrusted to us for Your purposes
·That he will love You with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength and hate evil
·That he will be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger
·That the Lord would protect him physically, mentally, and spiritually
·That the Lord would give him the desire to teach and model a godly lifestyle for his children (I can pray this one now since, well, ya know, there is a baby on the way and all...........)
·That the Lord will instruct him and teach him in the way he should go, give him peace in the circumstances and integrity in decisions he must face today
·That he would meditate day and night on Your Word, pray without ceasing and stay faithful to Christ to the end
·That he would develop strong relationships with other godly men
ok. now go PRAY! seriously. it works miracles :)
even if you pick just one thing each day. do it! PRAY!
and instead of nagging or complaining......run into the other room and pray for him.
you won't even feel like nagging on him after you pray.
i've tried it.
and it worked.