Are you kinder to your dog than to your husband?
My dog Martha was sick yesterday. She vomited on the carpet upstairs, twice. And she vomited in the basement three times. She looked sad.
I was looking for her vaccination records to take her to veterinarian when my daughter ran in the house from outside.
“Mom, Martha just pooped. It looks really weird.”
“What is it?”
“I don’t know. It looks like a huge pile of worms.”
When I went outside to investigate, Martha was no longer sad. She was running around and barking. She seemed relieved.
Martha had eaten a large pile of yarn. I cancelled the veterinarian appointment.
I love my dog. I love her even if she vomits on the carpet. I forgave her.
Sometimes dogs vomit. Life isn’t perfect. Expect trouble.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Jesus – God’s son. John 16:33
My husband doesn’t vomit on the carpet. He mows the lawn, throws his socks in the laundry hamper and washes his own plate after he eats. We have been married for 22 years, 8 months and 4 days.
When we said our marriage vows, we promised to love each other in all circumstances.
I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded(husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
I love my husband. I love him when he is not perfect. I will always love him. I love him when we are in debt. I love him when he is sick and I will love him until we die.
Sometimes I am nicer to my dog than I am to my husband.
When Martha was sick I didn’t get angry at her because she made a mess. When my husband forgets to wash his plate I become angry. I am not quick to listen and slow to become angry.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
James – The brother of Jesus. – James 1:19
Today I will be nice to my husband. I will treat him better than I treat Martha. I will feed him and take him for a walk. I will listen to him and not become angry. I will scratch his back and wash his plate for him when he forgets. I will forgive him.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Paul -Colossians 3:13
Will you be nice to your husband today?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat, after I get back from a walk with my husband.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.