Saturday, November 20, 2010

Living, Loving, & Laying down your Life

This has been the longest week ever. Other than the time we spend at our jobs Monday through Friday, this is the first time I've spent time apart from Joe since we've been married and I really, really miss him. But it's funny, in one sense I feel good that I feel this bad. I mean, if I didn't truly love Joe and really like being with him I know I couldn't miss him this much. My mom tries to encourage me and to cheer me up by saying Joe is "making money for his honey".
At the same time I miss Joe excrutiatingly, I have also grown to love him more this week. I am beginning to catch a glimpse of the true meaning of sacrificial love. I'm beginning to understand what it means for a husband to love his wife and give himself for her (Ephesians 5:25). Working long nights, catching only a few brief hours of sleep during the day, going to work again, and doing this day in and day out- all this my husband does willingly and cheerfully. I'm am amazed and humbled. I also can't wait till tomorrow night when Joe comes home.

I love you Joe!


  1. I know exactly how you feel this week! I've only seen Bryan one evening since early Wednesday and even though i know he is working hard to provide for me and the baby, i still miss him like crazy and hate when he's gone!
    We are truly blessed to have such hard-working amazing husbands!

  2. Hey Grace, I'll be truthful.... I have absolutely NO idea how you feel but I'm sure one day I will be able to relate to you in that way. It sounds like we can be thankful though for friends/mothers who can help us through times like this. Vocations and nieghbors are always a help to getting our minds off of things! :)
    p.s. i've been meaning to email u to keep in touch because i had so much fun with you last weekend! I'm glad to know that I do have friends who are hearing and preaching the same Word.

  3. Grace, I totally understand. Aaron was gone all this past week too. But before this he has been gone on some long installs (up to 2 weeks) in the past. I am so thankful that we have women in our lives who have gone through the "install wives life" for us and can encourage so much. Also the money is nice, but I still get emotional when Aaron leaves and we have been married almost 5 years. It's all phases we go through. :-) Bless you and probably by the time you get this Joe will be home.