5.18.2010

To Love Their Husbands Tuesdays: the little things...

 It's Tuesday already! How was your week? I can't wait to read all the wonderful ways you've come up with to love your husbands! Your posts are such an encouragement to me and I love it when you link up! : )

The past week was a little bit crazy for us. My husband had a week long intensive class all the way up to 5pm on Friday. When he got home we got in the car and drove 4 hours to VMI for the class of 2010's graduation on Sunday. Saturday was a big day with a parade and lots of BBQ's, then Sunday was the commencement ceremony complete with lots of tears (on my part), hugs, goodbyes, another BBQ, and a nice dinner with friends. Monday was an incredible day catching up with the Chaplain and his wife (who are more like parents than anything) and then another family we used to go to church with. Talk about emotional! It was an incredible weekend and we arrived home around 9pm Monday.

With all the activity and business of our lives over the last 7 days, I found that the biggest way to show love to John was in the small things I did. Like packing the suitcases, washing our sheets and cleaning the house from top to bottom before he came home from class on Friday. When he got there everything was all ready to go - we just had to get in the car and leave! Plus, my housecleaning meant that we came home to a fresh house and a bed with newly washed sheets. He just wanted to take a long hot shower and I was so happy to tell him that I had washed his towel before we left, so that was fresh too.

Then, up in Lexington, I noticed the little smile he got when I bragged on him to everyone we talked with. Whenever anyone asked him how school was going I immediately chimed in that he was doing super and got straight A's this semester and he's just so smart and on and on... the best part - I meant every single word! He is brilliant. Just sayin.

Then, when he wanted to get up to meet his old prayer group at 7am Monday morning, I never bat an eyelash. I slept in a little and then got all ready to go again. Everything was all packed when he came to pick up and I loved his look of surprise and delight that I was so prepared! : )


The best part of taking a road trip with my honey ... holding his hand in the car and having 4 straight hours of alone time with nothing to do but talk. WONDERFUL!!

How about you? How did you shower the man in your life with love Love LOVE? Link up below!!

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12 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your husband is a very blessed man.

2003beachbunch said...

Love it! I think that the little things sometimes go unnoticed! Glad y'all had a wonderful time together!

Heather said...

We both focused on the small things this week, and I think that worked! I'm glad yall had a good trip and had fun together. I think this week you've indirectly presented me the challenge of bragging on Jason. He loooves it when I gush over him, and I just don't do it enough. Lu you! Talk to you soon:-)

He & Me + 3 said...

That is so cool. You have blessed him so much this week. YOu are sweet.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

aww, lauren, you are an excellent wife... worth far more than rubies! i agree... road trips are so special when it's just the two of you!

Alicia said...

Your husband is so blessed!!! I remember reading something where it said to compliment your husband to other people!!

And clean, fresh sheets are the best!!!!!

Kelly said...

Great job girl! I love long trips with Jacob too- so we can hold hands and talk! I hope to link up next week. The last 2 weeks have been crazy!

Debbie said...

I love that you're writing posts on this topic. Way too many women don't take the time to find ways to show love to their man.

I read the book "Love and Respect" by Dr. Eggerich and it changed the way I interacted with my husband. I always thought he was looking for compliments and yet men need respect and appreciation.

So I started looking for things I respected about my husband. When I found something he said or did, I'd tell him. I couldn't believe how much he lit up and smiled.

Way to go with these posts. Let's love our husbands and respect them too.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Monica said...

Sounds wonderful! With my husbands new rotating work schedule I am wondering when I will ever even get to see him. I talk to him mostly on the phone. So I guess I show him my love this week just by "holding down the fort".

Muthering Heights said...

I love the same thing about car trips!!! :)

Kimberly said...

We just got back from vacation on Sunday with both sets of family - so there wasn't a lot of alone time or consistency. However, the last 3 mornings I have showed him love - in the small things. Making his individualized perculator coffee is something I typically leave up to him, because I'm not sure whether he'll be working from home or heading out to a client. This week - I've had it ready - and he can just turn the stove top on when he wakes if he's staying home for the morning.

Thanks Lauren!

Joyeful said...

You are the sweetest little wife ever!!!