Saturday, October 2, 2010


I really like them. Lists, that is. I have all kinds of lists. I have lists of things I like to do, and lists of books, and lists of things I want to teach future children, and lists of things to do, and lists of words I like, and lists of things in my hope chest and lists of... tons of other things.

Even a list of things I'm looking for... in a husband.

Which is a very accepted and encouraged practice in many of the books I've read... And, I thought, a good idea.

I also kind of had a vague idea that I also ought to make a list of the sort of wife a husband like that would be looking for... but never really got around to it. Didn't give it that much thought... My husband list, on the other hand, is all typed out, and even has a few versions.

Why on earth am I telling you this?? Well, because I watched this video. (That means, please go watch it yourself, otherwise you'll think I'm just babbling or something. :D)

After watching that, my focus has changed somewhat. :) I still think it's a good idea to have a list of things that you're looking for, but instead of focusing on the kind of husband (or wife) we would like to have, we really ought to focus on what kind of a wife (or husband) they'd like to have, and work on becoming that person.


  1. Good video. :)

    A couple thoughts.

    It is vitally important to have a list for where you need to be, obviously (or maybe not so obviously for some people), and the focus should be on that. Or else you can easily become a 'shopping' type girl that has a grocery list and examines stuff on the wall to see what she needs/wants. Not nice.

    However, I believe you should still have a list for your husband (not saying anyone is wrong, I am just stating my belief, :) ). You need to have a guiderule to measure your future husband by.

    More importantly, your father needs to have both those lists. And they need to be long. And if he does, you can generally trust him with the lists.

    And vice versa for the guys. ;)

  2. Right, I agree... that is sort of attitude isn't good 'tall.

    Yes, I agree there too. I guess I better make that more clear. I still think it's a good idea to have a list like the one I have, but wanted to make the point that we really ought to focus on what we need to do.

    Yes, he has seen the husband one (and helped make it) but I guess I better make up a proper "me" list and show it to him too...