Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thankful for Grace

Today I'm thankful for grace. The grace of my husband. He got up at some crazy hour in the morning, went to the gym, came home and prepared a meal for the slow cooker so I wouldn't have to make dinner on a busy day, all before the rest of us were out of bed. My job? Simple. Turn it on before I left for work. I remember thinking, wouldn't it be awful if I forgot? I'd have to rush home during my lunch break to turn it on (to which Joel later reminded me that raw chicken sitting out for 5 hours wouldn't really be in the "ready to cook" state).

Anyways, you all know where this story is going. I picked up the boys and headed home, excited to have dinner ready. Joel lifted the lid on the slow cooker to discover it had never been turned on. I immediately felt like an idiot. All of his hard work and a pile of raw food to show for it. He didn't get upset. He didn't make me feel stupid. I didn't even get the "I'm actually upset but trying really hard not to make you feel bad" vibe. Instead he just got to work, whipping up a quick dinner for the boys and declaring his excitement about ordering pizza later on. Despite how amazing he was, I admit I still shed a few tears. I know, it's silly, but I hate disappointing people and I felt so bad.

Tonight my husband was the perfect picture of grace and I'm thankful I get to do life with him. Next time someone messes up, I only hope I can have the same reaction.

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