HOLD ME THROUGH THE NIGHT

HOLD ME THROUGH THE NIGHT

Hold me through the night

“Why did you leave me last night?”
“How do you mean leave you?”
“You left me; you didn’t hold me till morning.”
“Honey I slept, how could I have held you through the night without changing positions, is that possible?”
“I think so, you hold me back once you discovered you were no longer holding me.”
Chuckles… “Ha, you cannot be asleep and be fully conscious at the same time you know.”
“It is not fair; you know I love to be held at night.”
“Then you should hold me when you notice I left you when I slept.” Chuckles…
“It is not funny…”
“You only grab me or wake me up to hold you when you have a bad dream, I think I should pray for you to have bad dreams every night?” More chuckles…

We have had these conversations several times in twelve years of marriage, and sometimes it does not end in a very pleasant note, I wonder if I think he “leaves” me deliberately. I love to be cuddled, a lot. And sometimes I would wake up at night and just stare at my husband snoring away and wonder how he could sleep without holding his wife, if I was a man, I would never do that, lol. But you and I know it is not true, it is almost impossible for you to hold on to someone through the night even if you really want to.

Sometimes I think we put so much demand on our spouses, expecting so much from them, many times what we cannot do ourselves. I remember once my husband told me that if he does not hold me, then I should hold him…I have never been able to hold him through the night, lol!

There are many other unrealistic expectations I have of my husband; I know he also has some of me. I also know it is no different for you, or most of you. This is only natural because we have had different experiences in and of life; we grew up in different homes where different values and principles were upheld. We have different opinions on how so many things should be done and hence the different expectations we have of our spouse.

Just like “Holding me through the night” was a big issue for me…and my husband (I just thought every husband should be able to do that, I thought it ought to be that way all the time), It will be so if we do not filter these experiences, values, principles and opinions through the sieve of God’s word, it could become a strong minus in the health of our marriages and homes.

So we should always be considerate in our dealings with and expectations of our spouses, putting ourselves in their shoes all the time would help us know how to make demands on them. Even if we think it is something we can or would do, we should always remember that our spouses could never completely be like us and celebrate our differences for they exist for complementary reasons.

  • What are your expectations of your spouse?
  • Are they realistic?

Let everyone know how considerate you are (including your spouse)… Philippians 4:5 (GW) … Emphasis mine

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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18 Comments

  1. Haha! At hold me through the night.
    As a single lady, I do agree that we mostly build castles in the air for how mr man should act when he comes.
    Thanks for this reality check ma’am

    1. I agree with you Frances… too much fantasies!

  2. […] admit that some times our expectations are literarily unreal. Like when I expected my husband to Hold Me Through The Night. We must think through our expectations thoroughly so that we won’t end up disappointed, […]

  3. Hi Ugochi, featuring your post tomorrow!

    1. Awww! Thanks Kay, I am very delighted…

  4. Ha ha ha ha…very funny Kay!I am imagining the drama and can’t stop the chuckles…

  5. Kate’s comment makes me giggle, as does your post Ugochi. 🙂

    I am so blessed to have a cuddle lovin hubby. But the whole hold me through the night thing? I don’t believe that has ever happened. We don’t fit together well enough to be comfortable all night long.

    Our cuddle covos go like this: “are you comfortable?” “right now I am” “ok, I got a kink in my neck, gotta roll over” Are you comfortable now?” “no, your arm is hurting me”
    haha! 🙂

  6. I take for granted the bedtime cuddle until hubby doesn’t do it and I miss it. Many times he wants to hold me longer, but I like my space when I sleep. It is hilarious when we stay at a hotel with a king size bed. He spends the night chasing me around the bed in our sleep as I move away and he looks for me to.cuddle!

  7. I take for granted the bedtime cuddle until hubby doesn’t do it and I miss it. Many times he wants to hold me longer, but I like my space when I sleep. It is hilarious when we stay at a hotel with a king size bed. He spends the night chasing me around the bed in our sleep as I move away and he looks for me to.cuddle!

    1. Lol! I know how it is, somehow we end up with people a little different from us…but it is all for complementary purposes. Thank God he chases you around, I think I should chase my husband around every night, lol! Thanks for coming by and leaving a note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  8. I giggled a little through this. I’m a cuddler and hubby isn’t. So, if we had this conversation it would end a completely different way. 🙂 Hug that husband of yours and never take for granted that he holds you every night.

    Falen

    1. I am the cuddler too, and yes even when he sleeps off and his arms slip off, I will find him and hold him,lol! Thanks for coming by and leaving a note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  9. Bless you ma. I don’t even know if I have an expectation of my husband. If he is not doing what I thought. I just move on with my own chores. I think we need to talk about this one. I probably do have expectations but I do not dwell on it. I know I will always find a way to do what I want. Even if it takes a while. Like the gym thing. One of our friends is offering personal training at £5 an hour. I am going for it. It is an answer to prayers.

    Thanks for this post. It is making me more thoughtful of my spouse.
    Have a blessed night ma. Es.

    1. Praise God for this awesome offer, god for it ma! And thank God you are going to get more thoughtful…lol! Thanks for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  10. Thanks for sharing your married wisdom. I like soaking it up in this before-being-married time. 🙂

    1. Thanks Becca, I appreciate your coming by and leaving a note. I trust you will have bliss in your marriage. Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  11. Hey there!
    Stopping by from the “Monday MeetUp” – I´m a new follower!
    Cute and very inspiring blog!
    Have a nice day,
    xoxo
    Anni

    1. Thanks a lot Anni! I am so glad you came by, hope you will come back often. Thanks for the compliment and have a super blessed day!
      Love

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