I Love My Husband, Therefore I Love The Detroit Lions

While watching TV today, a special came on about the Detroit Lions and a light bulb went off in my head. *DING* Suddenly I had a great idea to watch the special and google info on the Lions to surprise my husband Eddie. Eddie has always loved sports, esp football. I’m not a big sports fan but I have observed how excited he gets to read about the Lions, watch the Lions and listen to sports radio about the Lions and the NFL. This evening I believe the Lord placed it on my heart to learn to enjoy football also so that my husband and I could bond together in that way.

Eddie is willing to do things with me that many husbands would not enjoy doing with their wives. He takes me to see chic flicks, he shops with me and we cook together sometimes. He’s willing to do things with me to make me happy. While I have done things with him to make him happy and to enjoy his company, I can’t say I’ve ever fully embraced one of his hobbies and made it my own. I’m excited to learn the game of football and develop a love for the Detroit Lions. I hear there’s a lot of buzz going on about the team this year and their expected to do great. I’m excited to get into football so that we have another hobby to talk about and enjoy together. Ever since I found out I was pregnant on 7/30/10, the majority of my thoughts, dreams, prayers and conversation have been about our baby girl and growing family. While majority of new moms would be just fine with mainly focusing on the joys of new parenthood, most husbands would like to also enjoy activities and hobbies besides those concerning the new baby. I’m happy that Eddie will be able to teach me the sport and talk to me about the plays and games instead of enjoying those moments by himself.

One reason why I wrote a post about this is to have my readers keep my accountable to my promise to learn the game of football and get involved in the season with my honey. Also I wanted to encourage other wives to find a way to connect with their husbands by doing some form of recreational companionship with them of their choice (ex: playing cards, board games, sports, gardening, painting, cooking etc) What are some of your husband’s passions? What would he enjoy doing even more with you be his side? What hobby could you two do together that would keep your marriage close knit and joyful? Pray and ask God to show you how to be peaceful, kind and fun loving with your husband this week. The goal is for us all to have holy, hot, happy  and healthy marriages and one way to ensure this is to learn to do things together and have fun!!

A Year Ago Today The Test Said YES!

A year ago today the test said yes!! I’ll never forget how excited we were as we walked down the isles of the store looking for the pregnancy test or the joy we felt when we discovered that it was positive!! I rolled on the floor in our living room! We thanked God and sat there grinning at each other because our desire to start a family was coming to pass!!

We went to the store and created a surprise gift for my parents. We went to their house and I told my mom to look at the gift I had gotten for my girlfriend’s baby shower. When she opened the pretty blue and yellow box inside was my 2 tests, a poem from the baby to them and a baby musical toy. My mom screamed, my dad laughed and they both congratulated us! We ate dinner together and talked about baby stuff. I will never forget that day, how excited Eddie and I were but more importantly how faithful God was. I have always wanted to be a wife and a mother ever since I was a little girl. We had only been trying to conceive for a short time and God had given us the desire of our hearts!! Many ladies were telling me all types of methods to try to get pregnant and I was researching the topic weekly but my husband told me to calm down, enjoy trying and trust God and he was right!

I want to encourage people today to trust God and the plans that He has for you. He knows what you need and when you need it. He hears your prayers, He sees your effort to live right and please Him. When the time is right and He knows your ready, He will grant you your desire if they are in line with His will. (Psalms 37:4) I sit here typing this with my precious, healthy, blessed baby girl right now and I’m encouraging myself, reminding myself that if God did it on 7/30/10 He CAN AND WILL DO IT AGAIN! I have things that I’m believing God for my family right now and I know God hears me and I know He’s able and faithful! I will walk in peace and trust Him just as I learned to do last year when trying to conceive. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, faithfulness and goodness!!