God has taught me much about myself over the past few years. You know, it surprises me how much I don’t know about myself. Like my love language for instance. I’ve always thought I was a quality time person. Surprise, I’m NOT! Although it does rank high on my list, my primary love language is Words of Affirmation.
I’ve been spending much time praying about why I get so upset over stupid little things. You see, I have one of the most wonderful husbands in the world. He actually helps clean, cook, and anything else I may not be mentally capable of doing on a certain day. (My mental capacity is a story for another day.) So why do I get upset and feel unloved when he does so much for me on top of everything he must do for himself? I KNOW how much he loves me…he shows me so much. He will sit with me for hours. He is totally willing to wake in the middle of the night if I am emotionally struggling with something. (I’m starting to think I’m high maintenance….) So, really, why do I feel the way I feel?
My love language. Like I said before, I always thought it was quality time. Wrong. I find my heart desiring affirmation…words of encouragement…a simple job well done. Do you like how clean the house is today? Did I do a good job? Was that a yummy meal? Aren’t you proud of how much money I saved on our shopping trip today?
My wonderful hubby listened to me blubber this realization to him way beyond sleepy time the other night. Bless him. How I love that man!
Have you given much thought about your love language? That of your spouse? Your children? I haven’t so much before, but I certainly will now.
Here’s to happy times ahead!