Thursday, September 27, 2007

Encourage him.

I seem to spend more time (and space on my memory card) on Reuben. I ran into something that made me think I should spend more memory card on Justin. (Okay, and time too.)

I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you
can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your
husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and
friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from
your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world,
and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a
whiner.
Can anyone guess who said that? I think my husband is probably just as easy to have as a husband as her husband was, and if she had this as advice to give I better listen.



P.S. It was Marjorie Pay Hinckley. Small and Simple Things, pg. 31.

4 comments:

The Jones :) said...

Thank you Phatty...I needed to hear that...so thank you for sharing!! I will also try to "encourage" my husband and appreciate him more!! Relationships need it!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :) :) :)
-Becki :)

Tammy said...

I loved Sister Hinckley - she's one of my heros. She got things so right!

xo Tammy

JoJo &/or Bob said...

Such a great thought. And an impressive photo.

It makes it easy to be a "good" wife when you marry your best friend though, huh? Yeah, I agree. :)

Yancy said...

that's a great quote and a great picture of Justin.

thanks for sharing.

You have an amazing husband. And your husband has an amazing wife from what I've noticed.