OK, I'm just going to say it -- if you have a hard time telling your spouse you love them, I'm a firm believer in using whatever tools that you have on hand to help you. Because when you get right down to it, your spouse just wants and needs to 'HEAR IT'! And whether you realize it or not, it is your job to tell them, plain and simple. And really how hard can it be? If you don't know what to say, then Google it for goodness sakes! There are literally thousands upon thousands of websites out there with lists at the ready to help you -- and mine would be one of them. Here's my list of things I love about Mr.P! I share them with you in the hopes that you will get inspired and tell your husband or wife how much you love them as well.
I love that you take care of me when I am sick.
I love burying my face in your chest.
I love your arms around my waist.
I love that you love me no matter what the scale says!
I love that you have a heart for Christ.
I love that you are a hard worker and take care of us financially.
I LOVE that you can make me laugh with just one look.
I love that you are faithful.
I love that you love our children and are a great Father.
I love that you know how much I HATE to be tickled!
I love when you snuggle with me.
I love that you can get me warm when I'm cold.
I love that you will kill bugs for me.
I love your great sense of humor.
I love that you will let me drive -- even though you hate my driving.
I love that you will go back to the store when I've forgotten something.
I love our political debates.
I love that I can disagree with you!
I love that you have encouraged me over the years to find my passion.
I love that you don't mind me spending money to fuel my creativity.
I love that you are my best friend.
I love that you clean out the cat litter box.
I love that you help me with 'projects' -- think back to the day we moved E into her dorm at TWU!!
I love that you haven't thrown me off the bus for my rants!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you LOVE to travel with me.
I love that you communicate with me.
I love that after spending $200.00 at the grocery store you will still go and get take out!
I love that you laugh with me.
I love that you take the time to explain things to me.
I love that you are patient with me when I'm trying to think of a word!
I love that you hold my hand tight on take offs and landings.
I love knowing I can wake you up to go buy glue sticks at midnight when I'm in the middle of a project.
I love that you will clean the shower when my back hurts.
I love that you dance in the living room with me -- even though you think it's silly.
I love that you still open doors for me.
I love that with one look I know we are thinking the exact same thing.
I love our inside jokes.
I love that you will hold my hand and kiss me in public.
I love listening to you sing -- even if it's Italian opera.
I love that you try to speak the language in whatever country we happen to find ourselves in.
I love it when you kiss the back of my neck.
I love that I can relax and be myself with you.
I love that God created you just for me.
I love the way you look when you dress up.
I love your kind heart.
I love that you put God first and family second.
I love that you own your CPA practice, giving our family extreme flexibility.
I love that you trust me.
I love that you listen to me.
I love that you will wear knee socks and sandals to the grocery store just to embarrass your daughter.
I love that you chose me.
I love that after all this time you are still passionate.
I love the smell of your cologne.
I love that you don't mind when I listen to loud music while I'm baking.
I love who you are and what you stand for.
I love that you love America!
I love that you enjoy searching our genealogy together.
I love that you are there for me when I need you.
I love that you read your Bible.
I love that you prayed every night with the kids when they were growing up.
I love that you love 'Bear' and other silly things.
I love that you are always willing to help out a friend.
I love that you are fervent about world events.
I love that you will hold me when I cry.
I love that you 'get' me.
I love that you fill up the gas tank for me.
I love that you are strong.
I love that you try and please me.
I love that you want the best for our children.
I love that you are inventive with a roll of duct tape.
I love that you are committed to our marriage no matter what!
I love that you compliment me.
I love that you can still surprise me after all of these years.
I love that I'm still attracted to you.
I love that even when I feel fat and ugly you find me sexy.
I love that you let things roll off of your back.
I love that you take the time to encourage our children.
I love it when you put your arm around me.
I love that you take out the trash for me.
I love that you don't care what others think.
I love that you find joy in life.
I love that we can have fun together just by going to the bookstore.
I love that you will check a hotel room two or three times before we leave, making sure nothing is left behind.
I love that you are incredibly intelligent.
I love that you don't make others feel small.
I love that you are sentimental, keeping all of our love letters and memorabilia.
I love that you enjoy spending time with me.
I love that wayward eyebrow you have.
I love that you can/could sew on Boy Scout patches and drive at the same time.
I love that you have good manners.
I love that you are possessive and can be a little bit jealous on occasion.
I love that you are forgiving of my mistakes.
I love that you don't let things get you down.
I love that your only expectation of me is to just be ME!
I love how you want to explore the world....with me!
I love your memory of the smallest details from years past.
I love that you always kiss me goodnight, goodbye and hello.
I love that you know when not to say anything.
I love that you rise to the occasion in adverse situations.
I love that you never take off your wedding band.
I love that you'll try anything once.
I love that you can laugh at yourself.
I love that you have helped with every party we have ever thrown, whether it be for children or adults.
I love that old green coat you wear, all of the time -- it's so YOU!
I love that you go to great lengths to provide for and please the family God has given you.
I love that you love me.
I stopped at 105, but could have gone on. Sit down and make your list -- you will be surprised at how easy it can be, especially if it comes from a grateful heart. I plan to pick my favorites, write them down and tie them individually to red helium balloons for Valentine's Day. Placing them around the house for Mr.P to find, so much better than a card or anything else I could do. He needs to hear how much I love and appreciate him. Find your own words and creative way to tell your spouse how you feel this Valentine's Day and everyday of the year. You will be astonished at what it can do for your relationship. HAVE FUN!!
~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~
A very special evening with Mr.P in NYC's Greenwich Village.