Marriage Monday: Use Your Words

I have mentioned, a time or fifteen, that Troy has been traveling quite a bit of late. Today? Leaving again...

I also mentioned last week that I called in to 'make sure you received my article' and got a 'no, thank you' -- actually it wasn't even 'no, thank you', but bordering on rude. That was about 2 weeks ago while Troy was, imagine it, traveling.

It's a crummy way to start the day and I was having a hard time getting focused on getting any writing done when Troy sent me a text letting me know what time he would be home that afternoon. I replied with a quick 'this person said 'no' and really didn't try to be polite and I'm a little sad' text. His reply to that still brings tears to my eyes (in a good way... :-)

"You'll have the last laugh..."

He was saying to me, "I believe in what you are doing. I know you will make it. Keep plugging away." I can't put into words how much it meant to me to have those words at that moment.

Let your spouse know that you believe in his/her dreams and goals, as well. Obviously, it doesn't have to be with a long speech or bulleted points, just a "I know you can do it," or something of that nature.

I am blessed beyond measure that even amidst his frantic schedule, my precious husband sees the need to take the time to encourage me and let me know he believes in me. I'll take a lesson from him.


Tiffany said...

so encouraging.....especially after my weekend. thanks.

Julie said...

Calvin Coolidge said this: Press on! Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." That long quote is to encourage you to keep going. You do have the talent, the education, and the genius. Now, just keep writing and putting it out there!

Sarah said...

Tiffany -- I've been praying!

Julie -- I really do love that quote, and am oddly encouraged by it. It is SO true. Persistence is the key and what separates those who make it. PRESSING ON!

dad said...

It is perhaps a logical impossibility, but you both married up!

And if you haven't listened to Selah's "Press On" lately, now would probably be a good time. Just reading your blog and the comments, I could hear the chorus in my head.

Roxanne said...

Bravo, Troy! Bravo, Sarah!

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