Friday, October 25, 2013

Making a Decision, What to Do? What to Do?

Once again, I wish I could be in two places at once.  Wouldn't that be nice?  My husband and I both work full-time so through the week we do not have much time at all together.  Even when we are both home in the evenings, usually we are doing different things.  Wednesday, I added up our waking time together and got a grand total of one hour!  I felt so disconnected from him and just got to thinking, this isn't right!   Obviously, we see the people we work with through the week more than we do each other.  (Another reason we look forward to retirement!)

Fall Festival
Tomorrow from noon to 3:00 I planned on helping run games at the Fall Festival and let him go to the nursing home with Abby without me which he even suggested.  This is something we do together every Saturday, but the Fall Festival only happens once a year and they need lots of people to run the games for the kids.  I figured that this is one of the pluses to being married--as a couple we can get more accomplished by each of us being in a different place at the same time! 

Visiting Nursing Home
We really look forward to the weekend, but then I found out my hubby has to work tomorrow morning!  This changes everything.  I will go ahead and do our grocery shopping without him in the morning, drop off more candy for the Fall Festival, but at least want to spend the afternoon and evening with him so I'll be picking him up from work so I can see his new place that he wants me to see, then joining him and Abby on the nursing home visit and checking out the new library together.

As I prayed about what God would want me to do, He gave me peace about this decision.  Apparently, this year he doesn't need me to help at the Fall Festival.  I'll leave that in His hands and focus on keeping our marriage strong by making the most of the little time I have with my husband.  I'll pray He provides enough workers.

What do you think of my decision.  Do you find it hard to prioritize things to?  What is your biggest dilemma at the moment?

Related posts:  Church's Fall Festival Brings Back Memories of Dad & A Beautiful Day by Abby

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4 comments:

Sandee said...

You made the right decision in my opinion. Your husband should always come first. I know your husband appreciated your decision.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the babies. ☺

BeadedTail said...

Sometimes you just got to say no to other things in order to spend more time with family. I'm sure Gerard will appreciate your time together too!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You've made your decision based on prayer and reflection...it's a good decision for you and your family. Dave and I were blessed to spend our lives together 24/7/365 for the most part. I've never regretted our decision to work from home. David Jeremiah said his priorities are God first, wife second, family third and job fourth. If there's any time left over, he considers the request.

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Karen, You and Gerald are married. That is a contract, a covenant, which means it is something you have committed to. A marriage requires priorities and lots of "decisions"/ work, Yes, I think you have made the right decision, and I think you BOTH have to decide to slate time into your schedules for time together on a regular basis. When we are comfortable together, it is easy to take each other for granted, but that can only go so far. Here's hoping you two have the courage to put your marriage ahead of all your volunteer projects and keep your love strong. Blessings.

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