I couldn’t find an image that was fitting of this post. The above will have to do. Lately, things have been difficult. Let me rephrase that, lately, things have been more difficult. My boys aren’t doing well in school. Things are slipping through the cracks.
I’ve had many days lately when I just wanted to pull the covers over my head and cry. I feel like I’m failing this test. What makes it worse it that I don’t have a safe place to fall. My husband is that place. I can have an awful day, but that man would swallow me up in his arms and just hold me. I fit perfectly as if I was made for that spot. Sometimes, he couldn’t “fix” the problem, but I didn’t need him to. I just needed the comfort of knowing that everything would be ok. I need that right now… I need him right now.
We women can handle a lot on our own. But men, never doubt our need for you. We may not need you to fix every problem, but sometimes we just need to get lost in your arms for a little while. We need the assurance that you are there and that everything will be ok. Next time your wife has a bad day and wants to vent, just wrap your arms around her, listen, and hold her for as long as she needs.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalms 32:7