Last week MrMoo layed in bed and told me how proud he was of me; All of the time I spend on others, the committees, the volunteering, the strangers.
To be honest, I don't consider myself a giver or a generous person. I have a lot to learn and thankfully I have some amazingly generous role models to look to who teach me about giving and living on a daily basis. However, I hear this "generous" word and my name thrown about a lot, I think a lot of people have a warped perception of me and perhaps it seems that way from the outside, but to hear it from someone who knows me best, that they are proud, well.. That means a lot.
It was great to hear that my husband appreciated the way that I use my time. As a stay at home Mum I am very aware of the fact that what I do with my time earns us no money. And in the worlds eyes could be considered a waste, but I always have a driving desire to use my time well and to have it benefit the world. Whether that brings in money or not.
It could be easy for my husband to say that I waste my time on all these "free" things that I do. That as a stay at home mum I should be solely focussed on our family. To say that I could probably be working and earning some money with all the time that I give away.
But he doesn't say that. He appreciates me for it, and thanked me for making this world a little bit different (and hopefully better) each day.
I thanked him for waking up each morning with a smile on his face and going to work each morning to provide for our family. He works hard and never ever complains.
Today is the beginning of the Annual Plunket Appeal. I was hesitant to tell MrMoo that I had signed up to help again this year, knowing how much it required last year. I have organised a week long collecting stall at my local mall. I eventually slipped it into conversation that that is what I was doing, and he was thrilled.
It is so good to have a partner who supports what you do, and to use what you do have for the benefit of others. And you know, I actually feel rich for it.
Thank you MrMoo for understanding about the important things in this world; you make it really easy to be me.
[[I am reminded of the Proverbs Woman and feeling a teensy bit good about myself::
Proverbs 31: Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. ]]