But I'm scared of this road ahead.
I pray for courage many times a day...this road is a scary one...especially in the begining.
I am finding it less scary 16 months out....kind of like a seasoned warrior. I am nowhere close to "seal team 6" courageous, but am so much more courageous than I was upon my DD, 3 months out, 6 months out, etc..
You are gaining courage every day too.
Try to discern when you are able to help your husband and when he has to step up on his own.
I haven't mastered this task yet...my own habits push me to jump in and help my wife with more than I should or can. This prolongs us getting to a healthy balance and keeps each of us from maturing as we should. I think my desire to help her is NOT healthy maturity, it comes from an immaturity in me...a fear in me. I am tired of living in fear....it has not served me well.
So I pray for courage....courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. CONFRONTING is NOT coping. Confronting is processing through. That is where my committment is now.
I can do this....you can too! We have shown we can choose to be courageous...unfortunately, it is not a one time decision...it is daily and sometimes hourly!
Hang in there...we got your back!
God be with us all.
[This message edited by blakesteele at 8:42 AM, December 13th (Friday)]