Today Adam had occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy... was was busy and tired. We were able to get him to chew and swallow ice chips, he made quite a few vocalizations with his Passy Muir valve on. He was exhausted by the end of the day, but he was was amazing how well he did... I am so proud of him and respect him so much for how hard he continues to fight his injury. He is my hero.
The last couple of days I have been concentrating on documenting everything because Adam had been so lethargic, and I was concerned because Adam just hasn't been responding. One thing that I have tried to be consistent at is encouraging Adam everyday, but the last couple of days I was concerned and spent so much time talking with him, and praying over him that I wasn't so consistent in words of affirmation and being intentional about consistent encouragement. This morning in my prayer time I just heard the word encourage. I knew I needed to encourage him. Instantaneous Adam started responding. Every little thing today, I tried to be his cheerleader and cheer him along. He did awesome, I believe in him so much, and I am so proud of him.
I was able to see the power of encouragement today. One book I read awhile ago talks about love languages, and I know Adam's love language is words of affirmation, today proved that. Throughout our marriage I have made sure to affirm my man, it's the most incredible thing to see my man on cloud nine because of affirmation I have been able to give him.
When was the last time you......
- Thanked your man for working so hard?
- Told your man you thought he was an honorable man?
- Said you respected your man for what he is doing in life?
- Told your man he was your hero?
- Bragged about your man to someone in his hearing?
I encourage you ladies, affirm your man... let him hear it from you how much you respect him. After all ladies, we are called to unconditionally respect our husbands, Ephesians 5:33 says "the wife must respect her husband." When I first was starting my journey of being a Godly wife I had no clue what it meant to respect my man two tools that helped me were "Love and Respect" By: Dr. Emmerson Eggerich and... I came across this 30 day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives... for the last 3 years I have frequently repeated this challenge. If you don't know how to begin a journey of encouraging your man or affirming him, this is a great tool to use. I really encourage all the married ladies reading this to step up and take the challenge to encourage the gift God gave you from above.