5 Love Languages · gifts · love · Uncategorized · Valentines Day

Valentines Gifts

Wow!  David and I don’t exchange gifts or celebrate Valentine’s Day, but yesterday I came home to this:A toaster convection oven, and a Amazon Echo Plus!!!

We were in major need of a new toaster, and had talked about getting a toaster oven.  David didn’t intend for these to arrive on Valentines Day, but they did!  I have said before that my love language is gifts…this is so wonderful.  Appliances typically don’t make it as a gift…but my baby did very well with these.

Oh, and by the way, we don’t have anything smart in the house that works with the Alexa but we are learning

Happy!  Blessings!

5 Love Languages · Empty Nest · gifts · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

5 Love Languages

So the other night, David and I were watching “A Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and someone made the comment in the movie about being married takes out the romance of the relationship.  I snickered.  David took offense.  We have different definitions of romance, and we both realized that at that moment.

The 5 Love Languages talks about how you like/love and how your partner receives those same things.  I have the book from years ago.  I even got the one for parents and kids to discover how to communicate with your children.

Well, we are learning to communicate again.  We are in a different place with the kids gone out of the house.  We are in a different place.  And, I am learning who I am again.

So, in The 5 Love Languages, you basically break down what brings you joy.  Mine are receiving gifts, personal touch, acts of service, quality time, and words of affirmation.  I had forgotten how important gifts are to me.

David made me a gardening bench out of pallets he found.  Completely blew me away last year.  (It popped up on my Facebook memories feed.)13166716_1131160830269618_122406483_nHaven’t used it like I want to, but in the next few weeks I will be doing some yard, and gardening.

I am trying to remind myself that these are just small snippets of our personalities, and that we are really good.  But I also believe that we need to grow, and adapt to not only to each other but to oneself.

More to come.