Updated: Feb 13, 2018
I remember the first time I kissed my husband. We were dating and had just walked out of our very first movie together when he kissed me. It was a warm summer day and I remember it just like it was yesterday. We haven’t stopped kissing since that day almost five years ago. We were and still are two young kids in love with each other who God has so graciously blessed. I am forever thankful that God sent me my husband when I was a young seventeen year old girl and I wouldn’t go back and change one thing.
After we got married, and real life started to set in, I began to realize the importance of kissing my husband goodbye every morning before he left for work. Each day is a precious gift from God. I believe that every day should be cherished, as tomorrow it could all be gone… our spouse, child, or a family member. I want to live as though each day is my last and let my loved ones know just how special they are to me even when it’s not convenient for me.
In a typical day, my husband, and yours too, deals with work stresses, life stresses, and has to be out in a world that is fighting against the God they trust in. Let’s also not forget that they are responsible for providing for a family and making sure everyone is cared for, always. That is a lot. God gave husband’s a great responsibility that takes a lot of hard work and determination to keep functioning without losing their sanity.
So, I kiss him goodbye in the mornings. He has a lot on his plate and needs my full support and dedication to him. When he is stressed or just plain tired he can remember my kiss that morning that got his day started off right. We are not guaranteed tomorrow and it isn’t a guarantee that he will come home to me every evening. I pray everyday for his safety, but we live in a fallen world where bad things happen and all I can do is trust God to take care of him, always.
Some mornings I am grumpy and tired and want to stay in bed and let him lock the door behind himself, but God gently reminds me that He has given me another day with my husband. So I get up and make sure to kiss him goodbye as neither one of us knows what the day will hold.
Kiss your guy goodbye.
Life can be stressful and you may be exhausted and I get it because I am too, but kiss him goodbye anyway. He will be encouraged by it and so will you knowing that you started his day off right.