Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Adoring Look: Thoughts on Imitating a Young Wife

We are close friends with a delightful young couple who are both spiritual, talented, and creative. As all couples do, they have had some issues to work through. However, I've noticed that whenever the husband talks or shares something in a group, the wife always looks at him as if he is the most fascinating man -- the most compelling speaker -- in the world.
I've started thinking. After twenty-six years of marriage, do I still look at my husband this way? For one spouse to give this kind of non-verbal support to the other not only gives the spouse more confidence to speak. It also directs the attention of others to what the spouse is saying. This can be very helpful when one spouse is shy or reluctant to share in public.
So, this old lady has resolved to imitate the younger lady's example.



mrsnesbitt said...

Some food for thought there elizabeth!

I too am an elizabeth, my full name is Denise Elizabeth. My nana (grandma) was Elizabeth Ellen!

Small world eh!

Greetings from UK, came here via Kelli etc etc etc...........and so it goes!

littlejennywren said...

Elizabeth, thanks for coming to visit my blog. You have some very interesting posts. I'll come back and visit again.

plainandsimple said...

Hi Elizabth

I loved this post...of course I *do* think my husband is the most fascinating man in the world and I told him so a couple of weeks ago. He said "thanks love, but you don't know many people do you?"

Jacran Cottage said...

Great post .... and certainly something to think about!

Jackie in ON

PS ... Plainandsimple ... you always manage to make me chuckle!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mrs. Nesbitt.

It's great to meet a fellow Elizabeth. Actually, Elizabeth is my middle name, too. Sara is my first name. But, I have always gone by my middle name so as not to be confused with my mother, who was also named Sara.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the web, and I look forward to visiting together again soon.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jenny Wren,

I do hope you drop back by.


Elizabeth said...

Hello, Plain and simple,

Your husband's sense of humor sounds a lot like my husband's!

Elizabeth said...

Hello jacran cottage,

I'm glad you enjoyed the post. This young bride's example has certainly given me something to think about.