Ok, I'm just going to say it: I'm ashamed of myself. In fact, I didn't even know if I wanted to share this, but I guess I will share both my triumphs and my downfalls.
My husband and I have been waiting a few weeks for our deposit refund check to come in the mail. The company which owned our old apartment live in New York, so we waited patiently for our check to arrive from there. I opened it after it arrived and got a big smile on my face. I showed the check to my husband and it was for $30 more than we were owed.
$30 for free!!!
Normally, I always return money if it was given to me in error. I will count my change at the store and return any extra that is given to me. I didn't earn the money, so why should I cheat someone else?
For some reason, I didn't think that way when I saw that check. 30 extra dollars seemed like a gift! I could buy 2 bags of clothes at Goodwill with that money!
But my husband saw the check and immediately said what I should have: "I'll take this back to the apartment office tomorrow and tell them there has been a mistake."
Of course he was right. I was immediately ashamed that I hadn't even thought of returning the check. I was actually getting excited over cheating someone $30.
I am so proud of my husband for doing the right thing. He has been a believer for only a short time, and already he is serving as a great Christian partner and leader.
So there it is, I'm ashamed. I am so happy to have a wonderful husband, to remind me when I've fallen and help guide my path.