So far, this has been a week of changes.
My husband and our son left Saturday for a hunting trip.
They returned Sunday night, because our truck is not running correctly.
I prayed a lot while they were driving home.
The Lord was merciful and they made it safely.
My husband made many phone calls, in an attempt to find an opening to get it fixed.
None of the repair shops have any openings till mid September.
So, he and Jase unpacked all the camping and hunting gear yesterday.
Later the guys were going out to play a round of “cheap” golf.
Anne and I were taking dinner over to Sis’s house and hanging out there.
We did and it was lovely.
Just before bed, I was chatting with my husband.
I’ve been praying for him and wondering how he felt about all this.
His vacation is completely ruined when it comes to hunting.
But to my relief and joy he wrapped his arms around me and kissed the top of my head and said,
“I’ve had a really good day. It’s been nice.”
“Well, praise God! I’ve been worried about how you might be feeling.”
He just laughed and hugged me.
I know from an outside appearance one ruined hunting trip probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, and in many ways it isn’t.
As a wife, I see it as a part of a much bigger picture.
My husband has had to give up so much this last year.
He’s a country guy who loves hunting, fishing, and camping.
Between my poor health and our move he’s left nearly all of it behind.
To camp, fish, or hunt he has to take time off work, plan around the travel, and then drive hours.
He used to go across the street or down the road.
Our son’s first turkey was shot in our field.
(Yes, we ate it. That’s why we hunt.)
Through giving up on the things he enjoys, my husband has had a heart of love and compassion.
He has said more than once how the little he has to give up are nothing compared to what I have had to give up.
But there’s a difference.
My health has taken away my choice, I can’t do the things.
He has chosen to be obedient to what God has placed on his heart and has given up to honor Jesus.
And he’s doing it again this week.
I don’t know what our Tuesday is going to hold, but I’m so glad I have my precious husband to walk with me.
I love that Jesus is holding us all and His plans are perfect!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your love and provision. Thank You that even in the things we see as disappointment You see as an opportunity. Lord Jesus thank You for growing my husband and I closer together through all of this. Thank You for teaching us daily that Your plans are best. Amen.