I don’t know if you’re the praying type—but I don’t think I could live without it!  Life is too tough to try to do it on my own; and so, I rely on the Lord.

It’s so easy to look at myself and say, “I’m doing pretty good these days”, and then turn around and say to my husband, “how could you do such a thing?!”.    Sure, I pray for him; I pray, “Lord, will you make my husband better, and help me to forgive him…”  Now don’t get me wrong, I know I’m not perfect, but some days I start to think I’m pretty close.  It’s so easy to get out of perspective and I find myself so mixed up I’d be embarrassed to admit it to anyone—even myself at times.  But you can’t run from yourself unfortunately, so you come to a point where you break and have to be honest with yourself—and “Lord, I am in need of help”.  I am as guilty if not more so for my anger, judgement, hurtful thoughts and words, we could go on and on…  Sometimes those “small” things seem like they don’t compare to those “other” things.  However, truth be told, they can be far more deadly and hurtful.  They ruin relationships, and torment your own body.  Have you ever heard that allowing your emotions to be at the mercy of another means that they are controlling you?  We can’t allow our happiness to be at the mercy of another, it’s not healthy and not fair to ourselves.  We deserve to be happy, allowing those things to be let go—and others deserve for us to forgive.  It takes the strong to forgive.  It takes a willingness to say, “I will be okay”, and move on…do you have the courage?  You can!  And that is why prayer is so great, it allows us to unload our burdens onto God, and he will carry us through those tough times.  Have you ever read Footprints in the Sand?

And so, I make it a point to have real quiet time with God each day.  Not just meal times and before my kids go to bed.  But REAL time when I TALK to God—I talk, and I LISTEN.  Because we must remember to take time to listen and hear what God has to say.  After all, how can we have a relationship with anyone if we do not talk with them?!

Today I was reading another daily blog of mine, Blissfully Domestic, and she spoke about regularly loving your husband head to toe.  No, not what you’re thinking… it’s praying for every part of your spouse, head to toe.  Thanking God for each part, and equally praying for each part, asking for God to lead and guide him.  Give it a read.  It’s a powerful idea, and I will now regularly, love my husband from head to toe.

Here’s to Le Dolce Vita (the good life)!