I ripped his pants.  Not intentionally – heavens no.  But I did rip his best gray pants.

For two days, I had made several missteps in my marriage – I angered easily, I became frustrated over small things that weren’t even normally an issue and I possessed an unbecoming spirit of ingratitude.

The morning after an emotional disagreement, to which I felt convicted that my behavior had caused much of the recent distance in our marriage, I decided it was time for a change of heart.  I had been selfish, irrational, and again, fell victim to the evil beast of ungratefulness.  It was time for a “readjustment” and I focused on doing “small things” that would communicate my intense love and respect I have for the man who has walked alongside this life with me for the past nine years.

Spotting the grey heap of material on the floor of our bathroom, I excitedly picked up my husband’s pants to take to the dry cleaners – along with a load of laundry I would throw in the washer before I left.   “This is a small thing I could do to show him how much he is appreciated,” I thought to myself, gloating a bit at my thoughtfulness.  Clutching the laundry and the gray pants, I realized a sock had fallen to the floor and I bent down to pick it up.

That’s when his pants caught on the doorknob and ripped straight down the leg – an irreparable damage.

My mistakes lately had been aplenty.  My heart sunk as I realized this “act of the heart” had quickly become another one of those missteps that had been far too common for me as of late.

To read the rest of the story, click here – I’m guesting at Rediscovering Domesticity.  I’m also joining in with those sweet Soli Deo Gloria Sisters with Jen at Finding Heaven…

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