I've been a housewife for almost a year now. Most of that time I've had problems with pain to the point where I was able to just do the basic things at home if that. Now that I can manage the problems I have with my feet and my back I'm asking...
- What more can I do for my husband and what can I do better?
- How can I be a good friend?
- How much time is ok to spend away from the home with activities and friends?
Anyway I prayed about it all including something like - God there is so much going on in my head and big things going on in our lives and so much I want to do...you know my heart can you please help me out with some clarity and grace? And the answer came most notably online one day.
In a blog post by Kelly Bates - http://gilbatesfamily.com/2011/08/08/visiting-friends/ she says "this example taught us a valuable lesson about making others feel loved and appreciated" and you can see pictures of how people went out of their way to do special things for them. I thought what am I doing to make others feel loved and appreciated and how can I do that?
So I was starting to treat myself for the allergies and migraines and then just started asking myself all the time how can I make others feel loved and appreciated and that's really it. Everything else just falls into place. And you know what? I can just check in with my husband and see how he feels about how much time I might spend away from home or if I'm doing enough for him or what I can do differently.