I truly see a partner, a teammate, a friend, a help-mate in Josh. I see a husband. I am so thankful and know God has blessed me with an incredible person in him.
Last night, after he brought up a hurtful comment that left a pang in his heart, I immediately got defensive. After all, I was defending my dad who had made the comment. I felt awful that it made Josh feel sad. My immediate thought was to make him feel better by ‘proving him wrong’ so to speak. Lord, please help me listen better, empathize more, feel and listen. Listen. Apologize. Feel.
“this isn’t about us” “im not mad” “i didnt not want to talk to you the rest of the drive home” … feel. empathize…. apologize.