Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. ~Amy Bloom
What a blessing it can be to spend a lifetime married to the man you love. I want the years that my husband and I share to be filled with love and appreciation for one another.
As we walk this path of life together, I am finding there are certain actions I can take that make our days together even sweeter. Every husband will have different needs, but these are ways that I can show love to my husband.
- Give him my full attention when he's talking to me. Rather than being distracted by the book I'm reading or the e-mails I'm answering, I need to focus on him and listen to what he's communicating.
- Tell him - often - how much I admire him. By choosing a character quality, specific skill, or helpful habit he has and verbally expressing (or writing a note about) my appreciation of it, I will build him up and encourage him.
- Do the little things without complaining. Rather than remarking on what needs to be done, I can simply put his things away, clean up any messes, and finish any tasks without ever saying a word.
- Give him peace and quiet when he needs it. If he's trying to relax, I can send the children to play in another room, refrain from vacuuming in the surrounding areas, and wait until later to discuss important issues.
My husband and I have been married for over twenty-one years and I'm looking forward to the rest of my lifetime with him!
In what other ways can you show your husband you love him?