Monday, October 21, 2013

It's hard to admit!

Strengths? As much as I think to myself that they outweigh my weaknesses in my marriage, I just might stand corrected.
 I would be lying if I said I didn't act like I was the 'top dog' in my marriage. I know a marriage is 50/50, and I am aware that, I just don't always show it! 


Planner and organizer extraordinaire- Our house would probably fall apart with 4 kids, a dog and a cat, if it weren't for me. When somethings lost or needed, I can almost always guarantee I know where it is. I am the one who plans most of our outings and events and keeps everyone on schedule. {though now that my hubs and I have our calendars synced, he is much better at helping with it}

Caretaker and 'maid'- I am the one who makes sure everyone has clothes to wear (that fit), makes sure they are clean to go about their days, and makes sure they have healthy food to eat. I am the one who does most of the cleaning up after our busy kiddos and pets. {it's the OCD part of me} I am the one who monitors the to-do list to make sure things get taken care of. {thanks to my hubs, he's is the one who usually follows through with checking things off the to-do list}

Self sufficient- I am pretty good at holding my own and keeping a hold on things, even
when my hubby is gone. I don't ask for help often and am not very good at asking for it, when needed. I have no problem taking 4 kids (or more) to the grocery store, taking 4 kids to the library or play park. Go big or go home...right?! I welcome challenges and don't think anything is too tough to try.

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It is hard to admit, but every marriage takes work. Marriages can be though and takes two people who are willing to work at it, but also can be rewarding. Everyone has room for 'improvement.'

{yes, I admit there are some}

Patience- Definitely not my strong point. I am getting better, but I will always be able to use improvement. The hubs is the one who keeps me in check and keeps his cool. I have a temper that I am not proud of, and I try to keep a 'cool' on.

Encouragement- I am usually great with encouraging my kids, but as far as encouraging my hubby, I could definitely use some improving. It isn't that I put them down, I just don't give that extra boost of encouragement.

Feelings and Emotions- I am bad at showing my feelings and giving emotion. I usually just bottle things up inside, until they bother my enough to make me 'explode.' I am bad at explaining myself and telling people how I feel. {thank goodness for the hubs badgering me, to get things out of me}

Apologizing- It isn't often that I'm wrong {I swear, ask the hubs} but in the moment that I am, I usually divert from the situation, so I don't have to say sorry. I don't know why, it is just hard for me, even when I know I'm wrong. Part of me just wants to shout it out, but then my consistence says, don't do it.

linking up for From Mrs. to Mama's 52 weeks of blogging

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Apologizing. I need to work on this one, too. It's just such a shot to the ego when you have to say those two little words.

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