Before I say anything else, let me just say this: thank you. I am truly overwhelmed by all of the love, support, and encouragement I received while creating my book. You all are the best and I have mad love for you.
And now let me say (and I assure you this is not a complaint): creating a book is hard. Like hard hard. Really hard. And tiring. And scary. And emotional. And yes, pretty darn awesome. Do you know who I couldn’t have done it without? My rock star husband. He dried my tears and cheered me on; he cooked and mopped and scrubbed; he taught children and bathed children and loved children and trained children; and he did all without once making me feel like I was failing them or him in any way. He’s a treasure, that one. (Oh, and he did it all while writing his own book so, yeah, he’s probably some kind of mutant.)
The truth is that as much as I deeply, passionately loved the entire process, I missed just being a wife and Mom. I hope my writing career is not done but we’re all way overdue for a long break. This past weekend found me gleefully folding laundry (which is all kinds of crazy – the gleeful part, anyway), decorating for Thanksgiving, exploring the out-of doors with my little ones, and snuggling with my husband. It was pure bliss.
But back to that hero husband of mine. While I was nesting this weekend, it occurred to me that I’d like to quietly thank him in some way. It is the season for giving thanks, after all, and he surely deserves mine. So, here’s what I’ve decided to do:
Starting this Wednesday (just shy of two weeks before Thanksgiving) I’m going to embark upon a little project I’m calling Cultivating a Heart for Your Husband. For each of the fourteen days leading up to Thanksgiving I’m going to do a little something extra for my husband. I’m not going to tell him I’m doing this (he’s been ordered not to read this post), I’m just going to do it. I’m going to pour myself into loving him.
If you’d like to join me, I’d love it! I’ve created a free e-Booklet that will guide you through the daily activities.
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Happy loving, ladies!