Two words, seven letters. Hard ??? They are rarely heard these days. Everyone has to be right. They find reasons to be offended and stay angry. You know what ? That DOES NOT work in a marriage. That does not work in any relationship.
In marriage, the couples goal has to be the same. Keep it together. It’s not a contest to see who who is right. Nor is marriage an opportunity to beat someone down because they’ve committed to God that they would put up with your crap. (I realize this may be a foreign concept to some). We all screw up. We all have bad days. We all get short at times. If we can realize that, suck it up and spit out those two little words, life would be so much better.
I had nothing on my schedule today until 1PM. I wanted to sleep in this morning. Last night I went through the house and cleaned it up. Washed my sons nap things for school. Packed them in a bag along with clothes. Put them next to his lunch box. Got everything ready for the morning so my husband would have it easy with the kids. Sure enough, the baby cried and my husband let him keep crying while he lay in bed. THIS made me get out of bed - EARLY. I was not a happy camper. We were in the kitchen and I snapped at my husband. I can’t even tell you what it was about. I can tell you, it rarely happens in this house. My husband is extremely easy going so there’s little to no fighting in our house. Now, I didn’t yell. (I’m not a big yeller) I was just rude. Made some snippy sarcastic comment.
After about 20 minutes and a cup of coffee I did it. I admitted to my husband that I was wrong. He didn’t deserve that. He’s a wonderful husband and a great Dad. I was grumpy that I couldn’t be like a normal person and get 8 hrs of sleep. That may be a reason but it’s not an excuse.
Well, maybe another. Today, I’m up and runnin. The day started with me having to suck it up and admit I was wrong. The payoff ? I happy house and lots of kisses (hee hee) ;-)