There are so many times I find myself stalking the clock. I watch the minutes click away. I start counting down the time when my husband will be returning home from his long day at work. Partly because I want to see my husband, and partly because I am longing for my own long day to be over. When I see my husband’s blue truck coming down our road, I find myself racing out the back door to meet him. But as soon as I see him, instead of showering him with hugs and kisses like he deserves, I often catch myself replaying to him all the events of the day. The good, the bad and the ugly. What I am discovering is the way I greet him actually sets the mood for the evening.
Sometimes we forget that it’s actually important how we greet our husbands. We forget it is important that we choose to be inviting to our husbands rather than overwhelm them with the events of the day. It’s important they know we are excited to see them and see them as more then just a sounding board at the end of the day. After all, we want them to be happy that they have come back home and instead of dreading it.
Over the past few weeks I have been trying to find ways to help myself calm down and de-stress before my husband actually comes home, so that I can be more inviting to him. Something I have found that works for me, is to that when I take time to de-stress before he gets home, not only do I actually greet my husband in a much more loving way, but I also have more patience with everyone else in the house as well. That my friends is a win/win in my book.
Ways to De-stress Before Your Husband Gets Home:
- Take time to freshen up. Taking time to splash on a little make up and fluff up your hair can do amazing things. For some reason taking time to freshen up will actually help you get a grip on the day. This doesn’t have to take more then 5 minutes but the affects can really be amazing.
- Take a moment to steal a quiet moment. As a homeschooling mom of 4 and in a house that seems to be the neighborhood hot spot for children, I know this one can be a challenge. However, it is possible. Set up art supplies at the kitchen table so they can migrate there while you take a mental moment. If you really need to don’t feel bad about turning on a short cartoon. As women, we can push ourselves into overdrive and taking a small quiet moment, even just 10 to 15 minutes, can be so beneficial to both you and your family.
- Talk to a fellow mom. Reach out to another mom to recap each other’s day. This can help both of you not only get a grip on the day, but it can be a source of great encouragement.
Doing these three things have helped me actually become a inviting wife. An inviting wife can lead to a happy life. I would love to know how you are choosing to be an inviting wife.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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