It was late, and I’d been up most of the night cleaning up our daughter after multiple episodes of the results of a ravaging stomach bug.
This time, it was my turn.
I heard him coming. Big heavy steps down the hallway. Unassuming, he walked into our bedroom ready to turn in for the night after a long day at work.
What he heard, saw, and smelled should have made him turn back around but instead, he came right to my side.
My husband, my hero.
It was an awful evening that, before it ended, included another round of the ravaging stomach bug for both myself and our 4 year old.
And yet, he didn’t complain. Not once. He just served, just like Jesus.
A week or so ago I found myself chatting with co-workers about our husbands. I immediately praised my husband Chuck, grateful for all he does for our family, how wonderful he is with our children, and how committed he is to making our marriage one of the great ones. I was floored when I was met with rolling eyes!
Not everyone views their husband as their hero. Maybe that is part of the problem.
How do you feel when someone believes in you? Supported, valued, loved, and ready to face the world!
This is the same for our husbands. When we speak life into their lives, letting them know we believe in them and know they can change the world, we elevate them to hero status. Not because of what they do first for us, but because of what we are empowering them to be – the best version of themselves.
Take a minute to identify one way you can praise your husband today – to him directly or in front of others. Watch how God softens your heart to see the hero qualities He has placed in him!