Selfless Love and Maturity

31 May

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It is hard trying to be mature sometimes.

It is hard trying to care about someone else’s feelings as much as your own.

I was reminded of this the other day…

My husband had said we were probably not going to take a trip we had been wanting to do next summer. I came back later and said that I would still like to consider going because it was important to me a represented a finish line for a lot if our financial goals. He immediately said ok. How great is that!

Later that same day…

My husband said he wanted to consider flying home over our summer vacation in July because he missed home.

You know what I did?

I spouted off every reason why we shouldn’t, and basically came off like I didn’t care about his feelings.

He was gracious with my immaturity, and brought up our earlier conversation when he was open to my feelings and suggestions. I immediately felt like the selfish little sass that I was and apologized.

Sometimes it is just hard to be selfless and mature!!

It is so easy to blow past what someone else needs and wants in favor of your own agenda. I certainly was reminded of that.

Can you remember a time when you acted selfish towards your spouses needs and wants?

What could you do to fix that mentality?

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2 Responses to “Selfless Love and Maturity”

  1. Caroline May 31, 2012 at 10:35 #

    You’re not the only one! Kudos on owning it. I wish everyone could check themselves sometimes. It is difficult and takes a lot of self awareness and genuine compassion for others.

    • kickasswife May 31, 2012 at 13:00 #

      Thanks Caroline! It’s tough to face your faults 🙂

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