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  1. What a “sweet” (pardon the pun) story, Cheri. I relate to you in that I started out in my marriage with those very same actions and ambitions, with the exception that I wasn’t usually trying to make my husband happy but rather myself. So you could add to my list “selfish,” unfortunately. Thankfully, my husband and I have learned, as it seems you have as well, to extend grace time and time again–even when the “pie” is rock hard! Love it! 🙂

  2. Cheri,

    Yup, I’m in the cooking fiasco club, only mine involved a fire and my mother-in-law. My husband of 6 months and I had just moved into our new home. Thinking that it would be lovely for him to return home from work to a home smelling of fresh baked cookies, I preheated the oven while my mother in law helped me unpack the kitchen. When the smoke detector went off, I checked the oven (which was still preheating. Peering through the window of the oven door, I saw flames! when I flung it open, I realized that the manufacturer had put the oven manual INSIDE the new oven, and it had caught on fire when I turned on the stove. Instead of my husband coming home to a house that smelled like fresh baked cookies, he came home to one that smelled like torched oven manual. And my mother-in-law was there to witness it all! Visiting from Hungry for God today 🙂