Monday, August 11, 2008

Adjusting (and enjoying)!!

Ok, so I guess I'm adjusting, because I found myself really enjoying my Monday night alone tonight. I came home, cranked up my "chill" playlist on my ipod, hopped in a hot bath and relaxed. Afterwards, I cooked what I wanted for dinner. Oddly enough, a grilled cheese and a turkey hot dog (no bun) tingled my taste buds. Yeah, not many people would enjoy eating this meal with me--so that's why I need an occasional dinner alone!

I'm reading Karol Ladd's book, The Power of a Positive Wife, and I guess it's got me thinking positively about being a coach's wife, too. Other fun things about being a coach's wife:

  • Lot's of school t-shirts to sleep in
  • Power of the remote control (TLC and Lifetime here I come!)
  • Guilt-free time to blog, workout, nap, etc.
  • Missing my husband and being excited to see him when he gets home
  • Getting to watch my husband work on Friday nights
  • Outings with the other coaches' wives
  • Free tickets to games
  • Never worrying about Friday night plans

Whatever career your husband is in, he needs your encouragement, support, and love.

Late nights? Enjoy your nights alone--use that time to find your passions; when you have your own passions, you'll be more supportive of his.

Hubby comes home stressed? Tell him how proud you are of him and how thankful you are for all he does to support you and your family. Order dinner in and take a night to relax with him. Instead of nagging him for wanting to relax, join him. Who knows what a little TLC might do for your marriage ;)

Too much time together? I know some women have the opposite problem of me. Their husband either works from home or doesn't work many hours. (This can be summer or holidays for coach's wives) If that's the case, pray for sanity. Just kidding! Give each other space, so that you have something to share when you come back together. Plan lunch dates or an afternoon stroll (or whatever it is you call it..wink), then go your separate ways until then. If you set a time to meet, neither of you will be tempted to interrupt the other and you just might look forward to seeing each other.

What are some ways that you've encouraged your man? How are you turning a potential negative into a positive? Any other thoughts for dinner for one?

So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Message)


David said...

Love you friend! I hope that if you ever get bored you call me and we can go out for ice-cream!

Dana said...

I am impressed that you are reading up on how to support your "coach" and find your own niche as his wife. Way to go!