To be honest, I wanted to do this because yes, I love my husband. But also because I don't feel like I am very good at showing him I love him in the way he feels loved (which is mostly by acts of service.) If the dishes are dirty, Nathan does them. If the trash is full, he takes it out. If there is dog poo to be cleaned, Nathan is out there cleaning it.
I've noticed this week, since I have been trying my best to do these things, just how much he does to keep our home clean.
I decided I HATE dishes. I don't know where they all come from! But he always does them, without me asking, with that cute little smile on his face. I was definitely taking this for granted as I realized this week how hard it must be for him to keep up with all of this. He has a full-time job. He is also a full-time youth pastor & fortunately for him, he has a full time wife ;) But on top of all of that, he is so good at keeping things good to go at home!
This week I would work, clean, cook, then bake almost every single night. It.was.EXHAUSTING. By the end of the day, I just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep for 10 hours. I don't know how people keep up with that kind of life. Remember in the old days when woman would do all of that, all day long? And cook extravagant meals and bake apple pies from scratch after tending to their duties outside?! Crap. No thank you!
With all of that said, after seeing how thankful he was, it was all worth it. I enjoyed doing these things because I know by it, my husband would see how much I appreciated him. & by the way.. I don't plan on ending these shenanigans on Valentine's Day. I am going to continue it until it's a habit & just something I automatically do. Because then my husband understands how much I appreciate him and his heart for our family.
Here's this week's 'details' Enjoy & don't forget to link up with your own ideas this week and next Friday the 15th!
Feb 2nd- We did a lot today.. coffee and Bible time at Starbucks, a walk with our pups and a nice dinner :) Later we saw a movie with a couple friends.
Feb 3rd- We had a long day on Sunday. We had a service project from 7am-12:30 & another event at 4. But we managed to nap and cuddle in bed which was part of my plan for spending time alone together.
Feb 4th- I left Nathan a note and downloaded a new CD by David Crowder to his phone. He has been wanting this CD for a while :)
Some stuff, I'm not sharin' ;)
& every day I made an effort to get smokin hot for my hubs. Since we work from home, this really does take some effort!
& just for fun.. if you didn't already think we were weird enough.. we like to take pictures with this owl :)