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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

And On The Flip Side....

Love is....
  • putting his shoes and socks on him for 6 six months (and counting!) following his back surgery
  • taking the trash out while he is taking a nap so he doesn't have to do it in the rain
  • fixing his pajama pants ~ for the 3rd time ~ and not complaining
  • watching football, basketball and baseball even when there is something else I would rather do
  • programing his cell phone AGAIN
  • watering the flower baskets
  • sleeping on the couch when he is "sleeping too loud" aka snoring
  • doing 90% of the driving because he doesn't like to
  • thanking him EVERYDAY for making the bed
  • thanking him EVERYDAY for preparing lunch
  • cleaning the filters on the Koi pond
  • leaving a love note in the medicine cabinet on his side or any number of other places that he will find it while I am at the office
  • bring him home a new cane, just because he likes to use a different cane everyday and a new cane gives him another choice
  • re-cutting his hair because he hated the way the barber did it
  • listening to the rock tumbler, in the basement below our bedroom, 24/7 for 21 days straight, month after month, because it is his life long hobby to polish rocks!
  • leaving the towels he likes most in the cupboard and using the other set
  • dropping the recycling off at the recycling center, saving him a trip later in the week
  • declining the last glass of milk, knowing he really wants it
  • keeping the TV volume low while watching the morning news so he can sleep in a bit longer
  • camping in the rain...and not whinning ;-) was hard not to whine!!!
  • setting the heater in the car to blow hot air on our feet...even though it always makes my feet too hot but his circulation is so very bad in his feet and legs
  • encouraging him to take up a new hobby he has always been interested in
  • reminding him what a great father he is
  • reminding him what a great grampa he is
OK, I had to do this...not because I wanted to list what I do for him, simply because it is so very important to state that love (and marriage) is a two way street.

So many times we identify how much someone loves by the gifts we get/give, not by the ACTS of love we share: Opening the car door, taking out the trash...etc. Diamonds, fancy cars, vacations will not carry us through the rough times. A surprise latte or finding a love note tucked away will go alot farther than you might imagine.

Tell your spouse what they mean to you, not only in words but also by how you treat them. I am thinking it is alot like a smile...very contagious. The whole "do unto others" really does have some validity.

Now...I promise back to my regularly scheduled Quilting Blog...but be prepared...it will continue to be sprinkled with life, how can it not be?!

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5 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:48:00 AM, Blogger Carol said...

You've got me thinking again today...thank you. Loved it!

 
At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:50:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Too true! And we all need the reminder at times, thanks.

 
At Thursday, January 11, 2007 5:44:00 AM, Blogger Shelina said...

You are so right. So many times we think about the things that have or haven't been done for us, instead of thinking about the things we can do for the other person. So sweet that it is reciprocated.

 
At Friday, January 12, 2007 9:27:00 AM, Blogger Katester said...

Thanks, even not being married yet, it's good to here for years to come. :)

 
At Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:15:00 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

You know that both of these lists are touching my heart!
Hugs ~ Jeanne

 

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