Friday, February 13, 2009

Showing Love

In honor of Valentine's Day tomorrow I've been thinking about this topic as I've been wondering what to do for Brandon. I know that people show love and feel loved in different ways. Some people like hugs and others like gifts. Some people like to do something nice for the ones they love. Others like to hear that they are loved. So this is what I decided to do...I actually go the idea from this article. I hope he doesn't read this before tomorrow or the surprise will be ruined. :)

I decided that for Valentine's day this year I'm going to ask him what makes him feel loved. Oh sure we've discussed this over the 7 + years since we've been married, but I'm going to ask him to write 10 things down that complete this sentence: "I feel loved when you _____." (Fill in the blank). I want to paste this list somewhere I'll see it often to remind me what to do to show him that I love him (in the way he feels loved).

I posted around Christmas about meaningful gifts - I've been thinking a lot about how to make gifts and giving more meaningful. I think if we show love to our spouse in the way he/she wants to feel loved, that is meaningful.

What about you? What are you doing for Valentine's Day for the ones you love? Do you think it's important to show love for those that you love?


Candy said...

For Valentine's Day, My children and I decided to surprize Daddy at work with the unexpected heart attack. Check out my blog for more details. It was well worth the effort and made the kids feel extremely good about themselves. Daddy definately knew he was loved when he arrived at work.

Fern said...

What a great idea! I didn't get Josh anything for valentines ,so I think we'll do this for a Family Home Evening... and get everyone invovled!