Friday, September 5, 2008

Just as iron sharpens iron

Birthdays are a big deal to me because I have learned that you just don't know how many you're going to have whether you're 3, twenty-three, or ninety-three.  Only the Lord knows the number of our days.  So... I really like to celebrate with friends and family on their special day!!  
I think it's especially important that women realize that their husbands DO like to feel special too.  Maybe they don't desire a catered surprise party with a cast of thousands, but I do know they would enjoy any effort you make on their behalf.   I recently heard a husband say, "You're doing more for her birthday than you did for mine".  She laughed & told him it wasn't true... but as wives we often miss the message.  Our hunky husbands like to be feted too!  
Some ideas are to plan a really special date night where you make all of the plans, arrange the sitter (you do that anyway!), and kidnap dear hubby!
Ask some of his closest friends to join him for a surprise night out.
Have some other couples meet you for dinner.
Send him on a surprise day of golf, hunting, tennis, whatever he enjoys.
Most of all, plan ahead.  Planning ahead shows that you CARE enough to make it a priority!  As the Bible says, "Just as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another!"


Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Couldn't agree more! As I am fond of saying lately - it really IS the thought that counts. Everyone loves to feel that someone has made an effort to celebrate them.

Henley on the Horn said...

You are right ON!! The THOUGHT matters most! No plans and last minute plans show that the person is not a priority! :)