• Dana L. Butler

Loved {How He Lays His Life Down}

Hey my friends,

It’s Friday–yup–for real.  There was no way I could stay up late enough for Lisa Jo’s prompt last night.  Fighting a cold and was needing to capitalize on SLEEP.  So I’m writing my FMF post on Friday.  Crazy.

If Five Minute Friday is new to you, here’s how we roll:

5 minutes. 1 word. No editing. Just write.  Then encourage some fellow bloggers by reading and commenting. It’s easy and fun and you meet the greatest people.  I’m serious.

I’m experiencing these crazy free-write sessions a little differently as of late than I have before.  Much more raw. Just going for it with no forethought and seeing what comes out.

It’s a little scary but fun and freeing too.  A great exercise for me–learning to discover at a new level what’s really in my heart.

Join us here this week if you’d like?

K.  Here we go.  Today’s prompt is:


“Hey babe? What’s the laundry situation?”

He asks me matter-of-factly.  This after calling in to work so I can spend the day in bed, nursing my cold, trying to prevent it from moving into my frustratingly asthma-prone lungs.

Bless his heart.  He is faithful.

He runs up to our room, gathers dirty laundry, starts a load.  He watches the snow plow movie with our little fire fighter while baby girl takes her morning nap.  He spends the day serving our family–taking over my duties, allowing me to rest.

I’m kind of undone.  Loved.  He lays his life down.

And I’m thinking maybe this was why our marriage vows included that whole “in sickness and in health” bit.  Because it’s when we’re loved in our sickness, our weakness, our inability to perform at our best, that we come to know the love of our Savior in a new way.

So he cleans up our coffee mugs and puts things away and loves on our kids and I sit in bed.

Hands shaky from inhaled meds that hopefully are keeping my lungs clear and open.

Head aching and body needing a nap.

But heart–full.



Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her -Ephesians 5:25

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