well many thoughts came to me...
that seems to be one of the few places that are quiet in my world....
anyway, one of the thoughts that came (very strongly I might add!) was to share a message that I had written quite a few years ago, and in addition to share the message my husband had also written.
A little background...
WE REALLY are like Newlyweds...
the magic and the spark and the desire to be with one another as often as possible has never gone away...I adore him and I know that he feels the same for me. I don't have to guess how he feels, I don't have to wonder, I don't have to assume that he still loves me after all of these years.
“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.”
If you will think about these lines, I think you will see their importance. When we see our spouses in the whole, instead of breaking out little bits here and there, we can potentially see the wonderful person they truly are. Too many couples feel discontent with their marriages, they find fault after fault in the person they are married to. Try to look past these things and treasure all of the good that is in your spouse and you will find it difficult to name anything that really bothers you about your loved one.
Alrighty...NOW FOR MY HUBBY'S MESSAGE...
Little side note -- I just told him (that sweet man in my world!) that I was writing this blog and WHY I was writing it (the newlywed comment from our friend)
- First thing in the morning start out with “Good morning and I love you.”
- When you leave for work, give her a real kiss goodbye.
- Think of her throughout the day, and call her to tell her that you love her.
- Make plans for a date.
- Buy her flowers for no reason what so ever.
- Come home with a loving embrace and tell her that you love her.
- Tell her how nice she looks.
- Acknowledge what she has accomplished in the house.
- Ask her how her day went, and then listen.
- Compliment dinner, be grateful you’re not eating at McDonalds again.
- Help out with household chores she may not have had time for.
- No T.V. Participate in a conversation about anything. (We load up our kids and go on drives anywhere or nowhere in particular and talk about everything or make plans to do other things.)
- At bedtime, tell her again how beautiful she is and that you love her.
- Make love to her like it was the first time again.
Are you thankful? Thankful that you are loved by a beautiful woman? Thankful that she cooks for you, cleans for you, listens to you and cares for you as well as your children. If you are grateful for all of these things, then let her know by thanking her everyday for all of her hard work and for her love.