Thursday, August 1, 2013

40 Ways to Say, "I Love You" 22-40

Just stopping by to add a few more special ways that my sweet heart tells me he loves me without saying the words "I Love You"...

22. by saving me his last piece of pie crust
23. by making my scrambled eggs nice and dry
24. by taking the pretty scenic route
25. by helping me teach the children's church class
26. by telling me all the reasons that I'll probably get the job
27. by patiently enduring my projects all around the house
28. by putting a little lemonade in my iced tea
29. by stopping at McDonald's instead of another burger place so I can have yogurt instead of fries
30. by ordering my sandwich with "pickle only"
31. by carrying in all the flowers and decorations for the piano recital
32. by cooking up all the chicken for the Pampered Chef party and organizing all of the pieces so everyone knows which piece has which seasoning rub on it
33. by listening to sermons together in the morning, in the car...
34. by not filling in ANY of the complaints on the marriage survey, when, if he looked at me as I really am, he could fill in the majority of complaints
35. by acting like he doesn't care who sees that I'm crying at our table in 5 Guys--well, it's not really an act. He's very patient when I just have to have a good cry.
36. by saving me a few cherries, grapes, shrimp, and so on, even though I have a history of gobbling up the last one
37. by holding on to me when we're walking down a steep hill
38. by holding up my back cushion when I'm getting in the car
39. when he made sure Grandma's wheel chair was facing the window so she could see the beautiful view
40. by bringing home one more bookshelf

These have not been posted in order of importance, and there are many, many more, but I'm happy to have this informal chronicle of loving memories.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

40 Ways to Say I Love You 11-21

Since last Valentine's Day I feel as if I've just been propelled from one thing to another -- many happy events, mixed with difficult trials. My 40 Ways project has been on my mind, but not yet set on paper, so here are a few more entries describing ways that my husband says, "I Love You," without literally saying it...

11. Gobbling up the dinner I've made cheerfully even when it wasn't perfect.

12. Noticing how much I liked that little expandable wall mirror in the hotel, and then installing one in our bathroom.

13. Decorating my music room with such joyful items for my students and me to enjoy during the holidays.

14. Singing Christmas carols a capella as a family on Christmas morning.

15. Stopping at the home medical store when we were on the road to buy a new seat cushion since it was too late to go back home for the one I forgot.

16. Sharing his chocolate pineapple upside down cake with me.

17. Cooking every holiday dinner for the past 24 years.

18. Loving my relatives and opening our home to them often.

19. Speaking of loving my relatives, happily watching Food Network while they are here instead of football. Okay, I mentioned this one already, so maybe I'll add a number 41 at the end :-)

20. Thinking of fun ways to send care packages to the kids at college--interestingly shaped boxes, etc.

21. Turning the extra room downstairs into my music room instead of a man cave.

Jesus Loves You...

Love this Valentine's Day devotion from Desiring God Ministries.

Friday, July 20, 2012

40 Ways to Say I Love You--7 through 10

7. He invites me to run to the hardware store with him.
8. He patiently enjoys piano lessons and singing together.
9. He noticed that I like faucets with handles that you don't have to turn, and then he installed one.
10. He cooks delicious dinners while I'm teaching.

What a busy year it has been! But maybe I'll finish this list before the next Valentine's Day <3

Sunday, January 29, 2012

40 ways to say I love you--Day 6

Well, I'm going to have to do some catching up here, but for today, I'll just add one:

I'm so grateful for Bill (and Cherith) baking 200 cookies for my piano recital, and then spending their Saturday afternoon doing set-up, serving refreshments, etc.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

40 ways to say I love you--day 5

He was agreeable for my mom and the sisters to watch Food Network in the cozy chairs on New Years Day instead of football :-)