Why Am I Doing This?

Why Am I Doing This?

Saturday morning, I woke way too early to a toddler ready to get up out of his crib. Considering we didn't get home until almost 3 am, 9 am is still too early. I stumble around to help him go potty and turn on his TV to watch while I make Waffles for the Win. Coach is still sleeping; not sure what time he got in. I tell my little man to be quiet, so we don't wake daddy. As I make waffles, I think, "Why am I doing this? Why am I putting myself through all of this just a high school football game? What if I were just honest and told my coach am I sacrificing way too much?"

You know why I don't, because…

LOVE = SACRIFICE. It is simple: I love my husband, and I am willing to sacrifice for him. John 15:12-13 says, "This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater Love has no one than this, that he lays down his life for his friends." It's easy to feel like we are sacrificing so much of ourselves for a large part of the year for our husband. We can either get mad about it and let it ruin our relationship. Or we can know that we are showing love, God's love, to our mate. 

To Lead is To Serve. Our hubbies' are leading and serving away from home, which requires us to lead and serve at home. This is an important part of marriage. As much as I wish my husband would remember to put the trash out on Wednesday, his mind is busy with other things most times. So I reluctantly push the bin to the curb when he forgets. Does it make me mad? Yes. Do I wish he would remember? Yes. But if serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you. God rewards a servant's heart. 

Growth Happens During Discomfort. I have become a better wife and my coach a better husband during times of discomfort—the times when we are at our worst and see no end in sight. God is molding us into better people, spouses, and parents. These are the times that require submission to God so that we can hear his voice instead of our own. We must experience discomfort to grow, to grow with God, grow independently, and grow together.

Why am I doing this? I am doing this because I love my husband. 


A former football coach’s daughter turned coach’s wife, Stephanie can be found chasing after her son, Gunner under the Friday Night Lights while cheering for the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets. She enjoys Venti Iced Caramel Macchiatos, singing Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer, and shopping for earrings and braclets. Social Media: Instagram @Mrs.Coach.Windon 


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