I’m a Sanguine y’all. That means ANY DAY is a good day for a party! That’s why I made an effort to make a fuss last Thursday! My husband isn’t perfect but he’s perfect for me.
I just love this pic from our wedding day… our love story continues to this day – 17 years later…
Make a regular ole day special… just because.
The captain has been at the same airline for 21 years. Recently, they experienced some news that would have caused him to commute to another city for the final 9 years of his career if he didn’t move on to another airline. For a while, God was telling us to wait. Several years ago I wrote about waiting. Waiting is hard. We were confused because so many of his colleagues were hitting the road. He hadn’t sent out the first application yet because God consistently said WAIT.
Until He said GO!
All of the sudden it was a flurry of applications, phone calls, and lots of praying. Traditionally, it takes 7-8 months of waiting in the ‘pool’ once you send an application in. They called him in 10 days and he had an interview! He interviewed in November and today is his first day at his new job! We’re so proud of him.
So, back to last Thursday… why should you make a fuss for a love one? (I know, I get sidetracked easily!)
It’s tradition when a pilot retires and lands for the last time, they come out and do a water cannon salute on the runway (just google it, it’s really cool). But since, technically, he didn’t ‘retire’ from his job of 21 years, that wasn’t the case for him. So we did the next best thing… watch how we make a fuss around here!
Here’s the funny thing… when I posted this, my friends immediately made fun of my lack of ability to throw toilet paper! Think about it people… I hate to waste money and I really hate to make a mess… so why would I be good at tossing TP?? Thank you!
What’s my point of this whole post??
Love one another.
Honor one another.
Any day is a good day to show the one you love that you love and cherish them. It’s absolutely okay to make a fuss over them. Trust me, they will love it! Later that night, the Captain told me that he felt so loved and so special that we did this. Did it matter that we didn’t do the full ‘water cannon’ thing? Nope. It mattered that we bothered. We let him know, for sure and on purpose that HE MATTERED to us.
What can you do today to show someone in your life that they matter? That’s really such a human need isn’t it? We want to be loved. Everyone loves to be loved. A dear friend told me that when she watched this it made her want to do something silly and crazy for her husband. Yay!!! That’s my purpose when I get up every day. I ask the Lord to let me encourage someone to love.
Here’s what some of you are saying, “Oh sure, but your husband is great, mine’s a turd. I’m not gonna do anything for him til he straightens up and acts right.” Um, first of all, we can all be difficult at times and he’s not perfect but he’s the one God picked for me so who am I to decide that was good or not? Get happy in your own garden people!!
Hmmm, aren’t you glad God doesn’t say that about us before He chooses to bless us? The Bible doesn’t say love one another only if they deserve it. Right?
Now, here is your challenge this week:
Make it your goal to let someone know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are loved no matter what and that they matter!