Thursday, January 7, 2010

I Am At Your Service

Jani says, "Initiate "I Am At Your Service Day" and mark it on the personal calendar you gave him a few days ago. Let him figure out something to do with you on that day. "

As a full time home maker and home school mom, I really spend my whole day doing the things that I think my hubby would like. I take my job as a help meet very seriously and I do purpose to seek out his needs and try to fulfill them. Simple things like making sure his laundry is done and having meals on the table at times that are convenient to his schedule. I try to do what he requests like going to a movie or stopping at the bank. But how many days do I start by asking him what he would like me to do today? Shame on me! I can't remember the last time I actually asked how he would like me to spend my day.

This is my goal. To begin today by asking what he would like me to do and then doing it.



  1. Oh Kat,

    How dear you are! I think this is truly the way God intends for us wives to be, but it is not easy because as you mentioned here, as our husband’s help meet, we already try to run our day to fit our husband’s need and schedules. This is a true sacrifice of love because it requires that we completely lay aside all of our own plans.

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 I believe this is in living as well as in dying, because when you live this way, you are dying to yourself.

    You are such and encouragement!

  2. Wow! This was a lightbulb moment! Can't wait to try this tomorrow morning before he goes to work!

  3. Hi, ladies~

    I loved this post! I will often ask Skippy before he goes to work, if there is anything I can do for him that day. Bless his heart, the answer is usually, "No, are already doing it!" (sniff, sniff)

    I just LOVE my Skippy Man!


  4. Laura,

    I thought of you yesterday morning. My outlook was out of commission when we were supposed to do this. Once I got it fixed I was looking for a day when my hubby would be home all day so I could really give him opportunity. Well, since I've been sick and he has been all over the place for work and we had to be out today... I finally just decided that it would be Friday because he would be home in the morning and hopefully home early in the afternoon (which he wasn't-but that's ok)

    The point is that I put it on his calendar Thursday night so that there would be a note on his blackberry when he woke up Friday morning. Then I got up before him and wrote a note on the mirror "Today I am at your service." Hope, I took your suggestion and brought him coffee and the newspaper and fluffed his pillows and said, "What would you like me to do today... I am at your service." And he said, "You do it every day." To quote Laura, "Sniff, sniff." How can a woman ask for better than that?




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