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I recently received this bit of advice from a lady subscriber of this newsletter (thanks Nancy). I thought you might appreciate the information as well, so I've decided to pass it on to you. Enjoy!

It is important for men to remember that as women grow older it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping they did when they were younger. When men notice this, they should try not to yell.

Let me relate how I handle the situation. When I chucked my job and took early retirement a year ago, it became necessary for my wife to get a full-time job, both for extra income and for health insurance benefits that we need. She was a trained lab tech when we met thirty some years ago and was fortunate to land a job at the local medical center as a phlebotomist.

It was shortly after she started working at this job that I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from fishing or hunting about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says that she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts supper.

I try not to yell at her when this happens. Instead, I tell her to take her time. I understand that she is not as young as she used to be. I just tell her to wake me when she finally does get supper on the table.

Our washer and dryer are in the basement. When she was younger, my wife used to be able to go up and down the stairs all day and not get tired. Now that she is older she seems to get tired so much more quickly. Sometimes she says she just can't make another trip down those steps. I don't make a big issue of this. As long as she finishes up the laundry the next evening I am willing to overlook it.

Not only that, but unless I need something ironed to wear to Monday's meeting or to Wednesday's or Saturday's club or to Tuesday's or Thursday's bowling or Friday's golf game or something like that, I will tell her to wait until the next evening to do the ironing. This gives her a little more time to do some of those odds and ends things like shampooing the dog, vacuuming, or dusting. Also, if I have had a really good day fishing, this allows her to gut and scale the fish at a more leisurely pace.

I could go on and on, but I think you know where I'm coming from. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support my wife on a daily basis. I'm not saying that the ability to show this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible.

No one knows better than I do how frustrating women can become as they get older. My purpose in writing this is simply to suggest that you make the effort. I realize that achieving the exemplary level of showing consideration I have attained is out of reach for the average man. However, even if you just yell at your wife a little less often because of this article, I will consider it time well spent.

Note: The above advice was written by a deceased husband. He passed on very shortly after writing this. Police are investigating. **********************************************************

How much do you love the individuals surrounding you in your life more than yourself? As always, we can look to Christ for an example...

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another... God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.


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