Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'll Take Care of You....

Just those few words, said at just the right time, meant so much to me. Usually my husband is that guy - the quiet one that thinks so hard you can actually see the wheels turning. He has never been particularly locuitious, but lately I have noticed a concerted effort on his part to be more verbal.

Have you ever read that book, "The Five Love Languages"? It's awesome and when I read it, my eyes were opened in so many ways. Everyone has a preferred way that they show love and everyone has a preferred manner in which they desire to be shown love. Words are such a huge part of my life that I am sure that it won't surprise anyone to know that words of affirmation are the way that I prefer to be shown love.

The past couple of days, I have really noticed a change in my husband. I haven't mentioned it to him- yet - but I plan too. He told me that he liked my nightgown the other night. GASP! He notices what I wear, but he never mentions it. He told me that my hair was beautiful - made me look like a movie star. HUH? What happened to my husband and who is this that has been left in his place? Never mind, I love the change!

Finally, we were driving down the road the other day. Due to a car accident when I was younger, certain conditions, particularly wet roads, make me very nervous. He noticed me bracing and getting uncomfortable when he reached over, held my hand and said, "Don't worry, I'll take good care of you..." Those words meant everything to me. The truth is, I know he will, he always has, but to hear him say it reassured me in a way that I didn't think was possible.

Yeah, I think he's a keeper.


Keri said...

how fabulous ! i love it when hubbies are like that. Those are the perfect words !!

navywife6 said...

Snow he is a great man, and isn't it funny how they just know how to fix it for us? Gotta love them.

smiley_netta said...

Aww! Reading that made my eyes tear up! Yay for him! :) And I've been told by multiple people I need to read that book...guess I'd better get on it, huh?