Friday, November 22, 2013

Don't ever get too comfortable

In life we get comfortable and its bound to happen especially when we get used to a person or situation.

I recently realized that usually we tend to get comfortable with our relationships and as such we will unknowingly take advantage of our loved ones. I think this is especially true in marriage as we see our spouse day in and day out so its VERY easy to get comfortable. We get into a rhythm of life and we just expect for things to happen without realizing that everything our spouses do for us (and vice versa) is a CHOICE. They don't have to do a thing yet many make it their obligation to take care of us and provide for us.

Recently I was out to eat with my husband and children, while we were waiting for our food I realized that I seriously take for granted what he does. Here's the stickler sometimes looking at others is not good but sometimes its just what we need to pull us out of our comfort zone.
I looked around me, at different relationships I saw and what I saw made me heavily appreciate my husband. Now mind you, I'm not saying he's perfect or he always gets it right. But what I am saying is that I appreciate his hard work and work ethic because I see women who MUST work to provide for their families because their husbands don't. I appreciate his faithfulness because I can say without any doubt, Chris Bush will NOT EVER cheat on me (His fear of God outweighs any and every thing). I'm fairly certain that he's often met with temptation however I trust that God dwells within him and will steer him away from it. I appreciate the fact that my husband doesn't hang in the streets and is a man of his word. 

I realize that he does not have to work hard to provide for us and ensure that I can stay home with our children. He does not have to remain faithful to me as I am well aware of society and the generation we were born in. I look at how he pushes me and how he strives for greatness. I look at how giving he is of his time to me and our children. I adore the fact that he prays with our children, something I don't see from a lot of men I know. It's not rag on them but I see it as something else to appreciate from the man I married.

( Sketch by Alexandra Vo, you can check her out here)

So the point of this whole post is to say don't get too comfortable that you miss out on all the greatness that you have in your loved ones, especially your husband!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Update & A book review!

Oooohhh the goodness!!!!

So here's the latest update: We are currently expecting our third child, due in May (literally days before Caleb's 3rd birthday)! This is such awesome news for our family because we have been trying for over a year for our third child and we miscarried last summer. So we are completely ecstatic about the impending birth of baby #3.

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Which brings me to the book review....well sorta. 

So the latest item to hit the Bush household for review is the Adventure Bible Handbook! This book is absolutely awesome. It's not exactly a bible but is set up like a guide to the bible using comic strips. It goes from beginning to end of the bible. It reads like a guide to the different books of the bible. The great thing is that while it goes into detail on certain stories and people in the bible, it also lists the exact passage in the bible that correlates with it.

So far the kiddos love it. They love the comic strip part the most and Caleb loves that its small enough for him to pick up on his own, lol.

Since I like the Adventure Bible Handbook so much. I now want to try the Adventure Bible with the kids.

So have any of you read the Adventure Bible to your children? And are you interested in the Adventure Bible Handbook?

Love greatly, love freely.

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