When a Complaint Gets Counted as a Blessing
June 8, 2017 10:48am CST
One of my daughters recently finalized her divorce and she came over to visit with us. She had missed Mothers Day and wanted to bring me my gift. My husband and I were in our bedroom. He was watching television and I was signing off from my laptop. We conversated with our daughter for a while and then I got up to make my exit from the room. It's a common exchange between my husband and me. I say: “Is that what you're gonna watch? Because if that's what you're watching, I'm gonna go downstairs and turn on the TV! To which the old man usually replies: “Oh fine then! Go ahead!” My daughter starts laughing at us and says: “If only I could be married and the only thing that my husband and I have arguments about is what we're going to watch on television. Y'all are so cute.” At that moment, it dawned on me that my major complaint about my husband – The fact that he's a TV hogger! - was actually a blessing to be counted. But I still went downstairs to watch Netlfix anyway!
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• United States
8 Jun 17
See the words were so wise huh Moneyspinner? Yes we really need to stop and think about some complaints we may have about someone or something and then the light comes to us..it ain't so bad after all. I hope the divorce was a good thing for your daughter.
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• Austin, Texas
8 Jun 17
She made the decision to get married. She made the decision to get divorced. I'll be honest. I did not really dislike the guy, although I did not approve of her relationship with him either. I believe she could have avoided the pain she went through. I also believe she could have turned her situation around and not have had to end up getting divorced at all. She is not completely without fault, although the majority of the blame for the break up is on his side of the fence. I'm not just saying that because I'm her mother. He was wrong! Nevertheless she's gotten through the rough spot in her life. We pray she makes better decisions and things go smoothly for her and her daughter, our granddaughter, in the future. We all know how hard divorce is and it's a blessing the divorce did not get really ugly. (Mom says as she breathes a huge sigh of relief.)
• Austin, Texas
8 Jun 17
LOL. We've come a long way with the TV sets. When we first time we didn't have a telephone or a TV set! People wondered how we managed. We were flat broke! Couldn't afford the telephone for a while. But some friends at church donated a TV. That was our first television. Nowadays, we have a hand me down TV one of our kids gave us. My kids have a huge flat screen TV downstairs and my two sons have their own TV sets in their own bedrooms. From no TV to 4 TVs. Now we have reason to argue, fuss and fight!! CC: @paigea
10 Jun 17
A very cute story indeed. I laugh a bit after reading this story. But I also learned some life lessons. Thanks for sharing your story. I was touched by it and I considered myself lucky for finding your post. Looking forward to read more of your stories. And may you and your husband love each other more with each passing day.