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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Proud as a Peacock

I've been a bit lax in my posting lately...I have thoughts bumping around in my head that I want to share, but I need to get them organized first!

However, to provide some kind of blog fodder, I will say that I was SO PROUD of my husband last night...really and truly proud. He was in the process of making a Bible Pictionary based on the chapters we've been studying out of Isaiah for Bible Study. He has spent HOURS choosing words, deciding on whether or not to make pictionary cards or not, and finalizing the layout (after accidentally deleting his entire project in Word -- he had to get creative with the pages he had printed out and make it work! Yet another reason I was proud of him. :) ). Last night, while cutting out the cards and atempting to laminate them in our handy dandy little laminater, the page got stuck. And I mean STUCK. No pulling or prodding could loosen the little bugger.

Now, if I had been in that situation, I would have been raving mad. I guess it's the red-headed temper in me. I would have been yelling and stomping and declaring how dumb this whole idea was anyway and WHY did I ever waste so much time on this...no one will even appreciate it...yada yada yada. But you know what he did? He remained calm. The ENTIRE time. Hardly even complained or banged things around. In fact, he even FIXED the darn thing.

I was amazed. I told him how proud I was of him...but I don't think he came even close to understanding how much my heart welled up with love and pride for him in that moment...so I thought I'd share it with all of you, so you can be proud too!

(I had wanted to share photographic evidence...but my lovey isn't too keen on that sort of thing. Although I think I could have gotten away with it...but I didn't want to irritate him -- especially after all that he'd gone through!!)

4 comments:

Charity said...

Aw, way to go, Joe! Tony would've reacted the same way...we are blessed with such wonderful, calm husbands.. God is good :-)

Anonymous said...

Awwwww....that's my son! Good job Joe. All grown up. My itty bitty baby boy!!!

Sarah said...

That is awesome! I would have been so mad, too. Abby flushed my brand new, much wanted ear thermometer this weekend and when we couldn't find it anyplace I was getting so angry! Good job, Joe!

Tony and Lisa said...

I just told Sam your story about Joe not getting angry and he said, "Cool. Joe does a lot of cool stuff." Then he said, "We should keep congratulating him on not getting angry until he gets angry."

Go figure.

"Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil." Psalm 37:8

Tell Joe we're proud of his ability to let Christ live in him and through him.

Love ya,
Mom