I appreciate that Dalton isn’t afraid of showing his love in tangible, real life, awesome ways. He knows what makes my heart tick —> mainly, spending quality time together and receiving gifts (throw in some words of praise and I’m really one happy little woman).
Dalton has nailed the manly art of showing love. I know I am one blessed gal because of it! I have been repeatedly surprised by his purposeful efforts to show love and appreciation.
One way Dalton loves me is through letter writing. Handwritten notes were very important to us while we dated; more often than not, we wrote our personal, soft sentiments onto journal paper. Sometimes, words are better read than spoken. I am very thankful Dalton has kept up the practice. Occasionally, he’ll give me a letter he wrote during the day; sometimes their funny, full of doodles and good humor. They are always encouraging and genuine.
Because I am a gift person, Dalton finds little ways to remember me. An occasional breakfast in bed, basket of candy or gift-card to Hobby Lobby has come my way … you can be sure he gets lots of happy grins and kisses in payment. ;]
Last night Dalton purposefully turned off the tv so we could talk and catch up — he knew the long work week had caught up with me and understood that I simply needed to curl into his chest and talk.
The world may say that real men are rough, gruff and hard.
But I’ll never believe it.
Real men are like Jesus. They love others where they are; they give of themselves … even when it hurts.
Of course, every man is different. Your darling may never kiss you on the forehead but he probably works long hours and then comes home to fix the plumbing. He may never buy you flowers but he remembers to hear your heart. Darling woman, however your man shows his love, accept it. Rejoice in the love your given and bask in the kindness showered on you.
And remember to bless you man for being manly enough to show his love.
It really is quite rare.
With love, hot chocolate and smiles!