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My husband used to write me wonderful poems and such when we were dating. Oh, how I loved them and actually still have them all saved in a little box. I used to do the same for him as well. While cleaning out one of our closets I found a little purple box. In that box to my surprise, I found all the notes I had ever written my husband. He had saved every single one. It is amazing what kinda mood lifter it can be just to receive a small note showing how much you are appreciated.
Of course, years have gone by and the little letters are still coming just not as often as they once were. After all, I am chasing after 4 little ones all day and managing our home. While my husband doesn’t have time because he is working to keep me in the occupation that I love. We still drop each other a note or text from time to time. Of course, sometimes FB has become my means of dropping him a note of gratitude but occasionally he can find a note in his book he is reading or in his work truck when he is getting ready to head out for the long day ahead. And I occasionally find a note on my pillow or slipped in a book.
We determined years ago before we got married to never lose that in-love feeling. It takes a bit of work on both our parts. However, I can honestly say I love him more today then I did 12 years ago when we got married. All because we have constantly worked at it. Treating our spouses like our boyfriends is one of the greatest things we can do.
What do I mean by that? When you were dating did your husband see you in sweatpants and baggy t-shirts with your hair tied in a ball all the time? Or did you mix it up and throw on some make-up from time to time. Note I did not say you had to do it every day I know there are some days that old clothes are a must especially on days that entail lots of cleaning or other messy activities. However, before your Dh gets home to attempt to fix yourself up just a bit. Don’t forget the power of a simple touch. A hug when they come home or even a kiss on the cheek I am sure is greatly appreciated. I think you get the idea.
Now I am not saying your husband will jump on the wagon with you on all this but I bet they will come around to it. It takes time. Remember there is a reason you got married but at the end of the day, he is still your lifelong boyfriend. He is still the one you picked to be your forever person. Therefore, it is always worth the extra time
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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