It’s hard to believe that Tim and I have already been married for two and a half months. In that time we have gone to Jamaica (the best honeymoon ever!), been to three other weddings, survived our first holiday season as a married couple, done countless loads of laundry and rearranging and unpacking of furniture, and fallen in love a little more each day.
There are some things that are so different and some things that are so similar about life before and after 10/21/06. I am often overwhelmed and humbled by the feeling i have for my husband, and vice versa. It is such a special feeling to look at the man you married and feel like the luckiest woman on the whole planet.
Here are some new ways I’ve learned to say I Love You.
You say I love you when you agree to spend your first married Christmas at your wife’s house, even though you have horrible allergies and you know your asthma will be a problem what with the two dogs, two cats, birds, spider, and various other allergens in the air.
You say I love you when you are genuinely happy and excited that your husband gets to go on a work trip to Montreal without you, and genuinely disappointed with him when that trip falls through at the last minute.
You say I love you when you come home from a long day at work and still make a yummy dinner, without being asked.
You say I love you when you make the bed, even though it’s not something you really care about in any way.
You say I love you when you try your best to deadbolt the door even though it’s something you’re not used to doing.
You say I love you when the uncomfortable moment’s at a new years eve party are not nearly as important as being there with your husband, and getting to know his friends better.
You say I love you when you simply rub your wife’s feet and kiss her temple at night.
You say I love you when you put down your book and pay attention to the video game your husband got for Christmas.
You say I love you when you remember to buy chicken soup because that’s what your wife always had when she was sick as a little girl.
You say I love you by making sure that your spouse feels your touch and hears your voice before you leave for work and before you say goodnight.
You say I love you in a million little ways without ever using words.
I love that Tim and I are learning a whole new “love language” of our own. It’s funny, but even at this very early stage in our marriage, I am learning that actions really do speak louder than words! I hear Tim’s heart and devotion very clearly every day. My prayer is that he hears mine, as well!