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The Unexpected That Led To Gratefulness

05/03/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 15 Comments

Today, was not a good day. An appointment with a new doctor did not yield the results I was hoping for. I was frustrated, scared, disappointed, discouraged, and felt lonely. It isn’t a huge deal what the doctor said, but nonetheless, I was mad. I followed advice about prayer. Pray expectantly. Well, I did. I expected God to answer a certain way. I knew how I wanted Him to answer and that is what I expected from Him. Now, this isn’t the first time this has happened and since I seem to be a repeat offender and can’t learn lessons the first time, I doubt it will be the last time I will kldo this to myself. So, my theology was a little warped, but God loves me anyway. (I am trying. I am a work in progress. I will get better).

I called my husband Matt at work to tell him about the disappointing doctor’s appointment. He didn’t have time to talk, discuss, or whatever. Being frustrated and feeling alone, I really wanted him to talk. Like now. I was mad that he couldn’t talk, so I started to shut down.I hung up on him, and not in a nice way.  Know what happened a few minutes later? My husband called me out. He texted me saying not to shut him out because he doesn’t have time to discuss. Well, this is new, and I have a confession. I like it.

I like that my husband called me out. I needed it. I needed my husband to tell me that what I did was wrong. Now, this only works because he is doing it out of love. Love for me. Love for our marriage. He had no selfish motives behind this.

I truly do say this with a grateful heart. I know that it may not be popular, but I am proud of my husband. I am proud that he didn’t back down and allow me to put a wedge between us. I am giddy that he didn’t let me get away with mistreating him. This man of mine may have been prepared for battle because in the past, I would have made excuses, torn him down, and tried to manipulate an apology from him. I had no excuses. All I could say was sorry. Matt forgave me.

So, even though my theology could use some work, so does my heart. God is working in both of us, and today, I am seeing the results. It is awesome! I am grateful. For all of it.

Be blessed:)

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Discussion (15 Comments)

  1. Aw you made me cry. The unexpected things that help you see how God is working in your heart, and in your marriage are the best! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. What a blessing to have a God and a husband,.. both willing to call you out and lift you up! Prayers for you, sweet friend! So appreciate your honesty here!

  3. aww that was a very sweet story.. 🙂 There are only a few husbands who treat their woman right.. and we are so blessed to be part of it! 🙂 You really love each other!

  4. Ugh…it is a bitter sweet pill for me when my husband “calls me out”. I too have done the “hung up on my husband, not in the nice way” thing. But, it always makes me so grateful that my husband is stronger than my temper tantrums. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • Husband is stronger than your temper tantrums! That is great—thank you for sharing that

  5. Done this myself. Thank God we have the wonderful hubby’s that “calls us out”. We are very blessed.

    So glad to have found your site.

  6. That is AWESOME! Put a smile on my face to see this post. Thank you for that. <3

  7. by Joan

    I really enjoyed reading this.I also recently had a run in where I was clearly out of line and my husband called me out. I was taken aback, and even though I wanted to defend my actions, I knew I had no leg to stand on..all I could do was apology. (and I too did appreciate at him not backing down and calling me out) Reading this just made me aware, I have to be that person more often…Thanks for this!

  8. I think it’s a blessing that you have husband like that and I know that his “move” just made you closer.

    Hopping from Happy Wives Club

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