Friday, April 27, 2007

Need to write something......

just not really sure what I can write about.

Life has just been humming along lately. We've been able to talk to DH several times a week, which has been very nice; though I know once he gets to his "forward location" that will change some (he's heading out of the states this weekend, I believe).

The other night a friend and I were discussing Proverbs 31, specifically verses 28-30.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
My friend was saying how wonderful it would be to hear your husband say that about you. Wow! Do I ever agree! What confidence this man must have in his wife's ability to get things done. I so hope that my sweet man is hearing the things I have done, nodding his head and smiling, knowing that I've got the "home front" covered while he's out there fighting for freedom. I have seen women who, sadly, are clueless about tending the home front while their men are away. And I am grieved for the husband....not only is he out there in the world fighting for his friends and family; but he's also got to be concerning himself with the home front because the wife is ill-prepared to tend to it. His mind, then, isn't able to fully concentrate on the task set before him because he also has to be wondering and worrying about what's happening at home.
When I got my license, my Dad made sure I knew how to change a tire, check the oil, and add water to the radiator. I dated a guy who taught me how to change my own oil in my car as well. Now, granted, I LOVE being a woman, I like feminine things; BUT, should the need arise, I am capable. And yes, there are things I have not ever had to deal with before, like our in-ground sprinklers, but before he left, hubby showed me some things to watch for, showed me how to make minor repairs, and you better believe I paid attention. I've actually gotten pretty good at changing out broken heads! :) I know that there are people I can call on and they will help me, and for that I am very thankful, but I also know that I can at least try to get the job hubby's trusting me to stand strong here so that he can stand strong there.
So see, I did have something to say afterall!! Then again, I'm never really one to be left speechless! Ha!!