In the busyness of everyday life, how can we find time to show our husbands that we love them? Last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day and I started thinking about love and it’s compelling powers. Love makes us do crazy things. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about just turn on a romantic comedy. Typically the story is the same. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Something is keeping them apart. They go to great lengths to be together. Their behavior is driven by their love for each other. Once when Brian and I were dating, I drove 2 hours just so I could see him for 4 hours before I had to drive back home. It might have been a waste of gas but I just HAD to see him!
But in general, our life together is pretty low-key. We go to work, come home for dinner, go to sleep and then start over. Not nearly as exciting as the love stories that we see in rom-coms. I’ve never had to chase my love through an airport or denounce my family for love, but I do still find simple ways to show love to my husband each day.
One way that I show love without words each day is by waking up with him at 5:20AM to spend a few minutes with him while he gets ready for work. I HATE 5am but I LOVE my husband. And so I began to wonder how others show love without words to their families. I asked a few friends, and here is what I found out:
Cooking a favorite meal, playing a favorite game or sport. leaving love notes, spending quality time together. Letting kids help with projects like decorating, cooking, folding laundry. Kisses on the forehead. High fives. Foot rubs (for hubs or babies), step away from the electronics! and kid dates are fun too. -Alonda of All that Motivates
I show love for my family members by picking up the slack around the house without being asked. –Danielle of Christian on Campus
While my husband works full time and goes to school to finish his degree I show love to him by being supportive and doing everything around the house (cleaning, taking care of our pets, and doing laundry) so he doesn’t have to worry about anything but work and school! -Justine of Charm City Ciemny’s
Every night he’s been home for the past 25 years, my dad sets up the coffee maker with the grounds and water and sets the timer for the morning, so the coffee is ready when my mom wakes up. My fiancé bikes to work, so after shifts when he’s been particularly tired or worn out, I surprise him by showing up and driving him home! -Molly of Far From Being
I have breakfast hot and fresh for my husband when he gets out of the shower and his lunch packed and ready to go. He appreciates the extra time this gives him to sleep in. –Madison of A Homemade Happily Ever After
I write notes to my husband in lipstick on the mirror in the bathroom. (Works well since I haven’t worn lipstick in years, lol.) For my kiddos, nothing expresses “I love you ” more than one-on-one cuddles while we watch a movie after dinner. -Emma of Emmmmerz
I buy my hubby’s favorite candy and sneak them in his lunchbox. For my daughter who is in college, I send cards for her before big exams or post funny memes on her Facebook for the day. -Robin of Snippets of Faith
I buy his favorite snacks when grocery shopping to surprise him (gifts is his second highest love language). I have also written a love/appreciation letter that I mailed to him at work during a stressful week. –Nathana of The Engaged Home
Put his towel in the dryer while he’s showering so it will be nice and warm when he gets out. –Charlene of Enduring all Things
I try to have the front gate open for him when he is due home so he can just drive through to the garage. His cup of tea is brewed and his favourite snack is usually waiting on the kitchen bench for “tea time”. –Diane of Happy Wife and Mother
I always turn down the sheets for him and leave a water bottle by his bedside. I also bake a pie once a month on a random day….(usually, when I know work is intense). –Sheila of Jesus Glitter
When the hubby goes out of town, I sneak in a love note in his bag. So, when he opens up his bag, he has a little surprise and a piece of me when he’s away. He loves being surprised. Every Saturday, I make him a special breakfast (his heart gets won over each time through his stomach – LOL). And of course, a little act of service like taking off his shoes at the end of a long, hard day at work makes him feel loved. -Ludavia of Nifty Betty
My husband is definitely marriage material, just not “morning material”! The night before, I will program the coffee pot to brew, which is conveniently located IN our master suite per his request. Each morning, he gets to wake to the soothing sound and delectable scent of coffee. I pour him a cup, and place it bedside. No words, just a cup of coffee with a side of love. –Jessica “Mama Bear” of Mama Revival Series
I can’t help but smile as I read these quotes! These ladies really love their families and go the extra mile to show love. I am a firm believer that actions speak louder than words and I want my actions to be a picture of unconditional love. Ok friends, let’s go and love without words!
Here are a few more articles on the subject that you might enjoy:
How to Show Love Without Words by Ashley of Ashley LaMar.
Five Ways to Love on Your Toddler by Alonda of All that Motivates.
Counting it ALL Joy even when Things are Ugly by Kim of Day to Day Adventures.
How to Love Your Spouse: Acts of Service by Charlene of Enduring All Things.
I’d love to know how you show love to your family without words. Don’t let the love stop with this post. Go and show love without words!
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