We have a tradition of having my daughter’s boyfriend over for dinner on Saturday nights. On this particular weekend, he was home from college, so I planned to “pull out all of the stops” to fix him a nice, home-cooked meal. We were having chicken lasagna, filled with yummy noodles and cheesy goodness. I had gathered my recipe, looked over the ingredients, and declared that I was good to go. (more…)
This date night with my husband of twenty years didn’t turned out as I had planned. I had hoped that we would be enjoying hamburgers and fries and running errands like old married couples do. But as I took my shower at 5 PM I realized that I would not be going out at all. A migraine had ravaged my body earlier in the day and taking a shower completely exhausted me. I sadly shared with my husband that he would need to go out alone and run the errands because my body needed to rest. I felt like such a failure.
The Proverbs 31 woman is one who provides for the needs of her household and I couldn’t even go out to the grocery store or CVS. I want to be able to put healthy meals on the table and shop for my family and go out on a date with my husband. But in this season there are times when my body won’t allow me to do those things. So I feel like I have failed my husband and failed my family and failed in my responsibilities.
Do you ever feel like a failure too?