Photo Credit: Roberto la Forgia
If anyone does not provide for his relatives,
and especially for his immediate family,
he has denied the faith
and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8
As many of you know, Michael started his new job recently. Since then, he has been like a new man. He has more energy, he is more relaxed and cheerful, and we see more of him. It wasn’t that whe wasn’t home a lot. The problem was that when he was home, he was so physically and emotionally drained that he couldn’t really be present.
A man who works hard to provide for his family is worthy of our respect. As wives and partners, our husbands need our help and support. The competition to feed, clothe and provide for your family is fierce. There is always someone out there who will work harder, faster or cheaper. And if you are not blessed to work for a good company with compassionate and understanding employers, the stress and anguish of the job makes it even more difficult. And it can be so hard on you as the wife and partner, too. Because the stress doesn’t get left at the desk or with the tools. It comes home with the exhausted husband. Those cruel digs and mean words hurt even the biggest, toughest of our men, even when they laugh it off.
Today I am so grateful for my provider, my wonderful husband, my Beloved. He has worked harder than I could ever have asked, and does his best everyday to provide for us so that I can stay home and take care of our daughter.
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