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The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.
I have been a stay at home mom for over 12 years now. I remember watching my husband pull out of the driveway while holding our oldest child in my arms. He was two weeks old. Looking back, I remember wondering how the day would go. Would I be okay just Ryan and myself in the house? Will it be odd not working all day? What would I do? When my husband came home from work that day (and many, many days after that) we would greet him at the door with a “Daddy’s home!”. I would hand Ryan off to him as I finished supper and talk to him about every last detail of my day. My day ranged from watching Ryan, to taking multiple pictures of Ryan, to watching Ryan sleep with a few socks to fold and a couple of dishes to wash thrown in.
Fast forward 12 years.
Now my hubby walks out the door and I am doing well just to get a “goodbye” in let alone a hug. Four children surround our feet, accompanying loud squeals, “Mom where is my” questions and sack lunches being eaten by our two year old when no one is looking. When he is gone all day, I am taking care of the two boys, home schooling Cade, running the older two places, taking care of church ministries, working on this blog, cleaning our house, folding multiple(!) socks and washing countless dishes.
My day has changed. Greatly.
However, whether I had one child or four children when my husband left the house, he knew whatever I did, I would tend to the family’s needs. He trusts me to make wise daily decisions for the family whether it is financial, medical or general everyday decisions. He trusts I will be there when he gets home. He trusts I will guard his money, spend wisely and not cause extra stress for him as he is off working hard at his job. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t as if I don’t ever go shopping or buy something on Amazon. However, he knows whatever I get, it will be for the best of the family, it was a need, we discussed it or I got it on sale. (Most of the time it is for all the reasons stated!) I never want my husband to not trust me with our money. Likewise, I want to trust him.
In Proverbs 31:11, her husband trusts her completely. Whether it is physically or financially, he trusts that everything she does is for him and the family. He doesn’t worry about her AT ALL. I want that in my marriage. I also encourage you to strive for that in yours as well. What is something you can do to show trust to your husband and show that YOU are trustworthy? Has he asked you not to do something or act a certain way? Has he asked you not to go shopping as much? What is ONE THING you can do today for your husband to show you care about his concerns? Strive to find that one thing today.
Day Four: Doing Good and Not Evil (rolling the eyes included!)