Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Best Husband in the World

My husband and I have been together for almost 15 years. Since I was 15 years old. I am now (Gag!) 30... To put it mildly, a lot has changed in the last decade and a half.
One of the things that is different is how my husband shows me that he loves me. When we first started dating, he expressed his affection with roses, cards, poems, letters and with acts of service. Recently I've expressed that I miss those original displays of his feelings for me. He reminded me that a lot has changed so, I've been on the lookout for how he is showing his love for me now. This is what I've noticed:
The cards and letters have gone by the wayside replaced by much more practical displays of devotion. Its not as easy for me to appreciate these symbols of love because I tend to crave those loving words, but if I really pay attention, I can see him showering me with loving gestures. For example:
**Not only did he go grocery shopping Monday night, but he bought the "expensive" shampoo to spoil me.
**I had to drive to Mesa today for work and I was nervous about it. Not only was I going somewhere completely unfamiliar, but I had to do it in a 15 passenger van! Lowell understood my fear and called to check on how I was doing as well as giving me a suggestion of a faster, less congested route to take.
**He listens to me - even when I think he's not paying attention. He remembered to get cream cheese from the store even though I didn't say anything to him. I just muttered about it in the fridge.
**He loves his kids. And they know it.
**He pushes me to overcome my fears.
**He goes to work every day whether he's slept or not.
**If he drives my car for some reason, he almost always brings it back with a full tank of gas.

Just some of the everyday ways that Lowell shows that he loves me. I'm lucky.


theKband said...

I love how love is expressed differently throughout the years. It used to be chocolates and flowers. Now, it's two doughnuts in the morning when I've had a bad night. We've been trying so hard to find romance in frugal ways and sometimes it's those little thngs that mean so much. You guys are great!

Stony and Brit said...

I agree; you guys are great! And what a good reminder--expressions of love change.