Monday, July 5, 2010

Sorry For The Cheese :)

"Admire = to have a high opinion of; esteem or respect."

OK, so if you know me at all - you have to know this about me:
On a level of 1 to 10 my skillfullness in Words of Affirmation is...
Negative Seventeen [deep sigh]

Yes, it's true. I am not good telling people what I appreciate about them. Ironically, I am married to the man whose main proverbial love language is [drum roll please]... yes, indeed - Words of Affirmation... [even deeper helpless sigh].

It's not that I do not love him or do not notice the little (and big) things that he does for me... it's just that I feel weird and awkward... even insane... saying it. And knowing that he needs me to say it - still does not help.

Last Thanksgiving I wrote him a list of all the things that he does that I am thankful for. Here is that list:

- you love me and take care of me

- you pray for me and with me

- you are always there when I really need you

- you bring me Starbucks

- you’re never too proud to say “I’m sorry”

- you want to spend the rest of your life with me

- you open the doors for me

- you carry heavy things

- you make Thanksgiving turkeys

- you are quick to make peace

- you love me even when I have bad attitude

- you come on Sidewalk with me

- you always assure me that I am beautiful

- you always make sure I have water on my nightstand

There’re so many reasons… even as I pasted this list into this post I could think of few others…

But I think the most important one would be -


You encourage me to see the best in people.

You set an example by forgiving those who hurt us.

You reach out to others even when I feel that they've used up their chances.

You are compassionate, gentle, loving, and kind.

You stand up for what is right.

You are moved by injustice and suffering.


Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,
and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
(Martin Luther)


Homemaker Honey said...

Praising God with you for our husbands!

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Carly said...

Hey Helen,
I found your blog through Courtney's. Just wanted to leave a comment for you... I don't think you need to apologize for the cheese! I am in the same exact boat as you... I feel guilty about it, but it is SO HARD for me and I don't get why... I even think about trying to write things down for him sometimes or write him notes or something and I just put it off. So I will try to do it today! Thanks for spurring me on.


Maytina said...

You wrote a great post and it's never cheesy for us to go on about how much we love our husbands. We're the lucky ones that have great men! <3

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