As I talked about in this post, it’s been a difficult few months at our house with my husband’s job loss and now working two jobs. Before he took on two jobs, it was hard enough to find time to spend together, and now it’s even more of a challenge! When he is finally home, he’s exhausted, and I have a million things I’m trying to get done while he’s here to help with the boys.
A few days ago, I had the idea to do a month of Valentines as a way to build up my sweetheart during this challenging time. I made 30 construction paper hearts, and each one has a reason why I love Jordan. I gave it to him tonight, and every evening until Valentine’s Day he can choose another heart to read.
I’m sharing this idea for a couple of reasons.
For one, it’s important to remember that a good marriage takes work! No one has a great marriage by accident. It’s a choice to honor God in the way we live with and love our spouse. It’s a choice to do things God’s way – to be kind, respectful, and forgiving. I’d love to challenge you to do this project for your husband. Maybe your marriage is difficult, and you feel like you can’t think of 30 things. Then try starting with a few. You don’t have to present them all at once the way I did, but maybe leave one by your husband’s place at the table each morning.
For two, I think that it’s so important for our kids to see that their parents love each other and are committed to each other. I want my boys to see that marriage takes work, effort, and creativity, and that mom and dad are going to love each other no matter what!
If you try this idea, I’d love to hear how it goes!