12.29.2008

how he loves me

  • The oil in my truck- that he changes faithfully every 3,000 miles.
  • The large Dr. Pepper- that he will stop and get me on his way home. The kind in the styrofoam cup with the good ice. The kind that is better than any other kind, that he has to go out of his way to get.
  • The gas in my truck- probably pumped and paid for by him. He does so without grumbling or complaining, which is more than I can say for myself when I have to put gas into my own truck. He just checks the gauge and then pulls up to the pump.
  • The couch- that he always lets me lay on in the evening. The one with the best view of the TV.
  • The time away from home- mostly spent at church, grouping, or Emmaus functions. Time that he graciously allows me to have, guilt-free... to do what God wants me to do even though he really doesn't understand yet why I'm doing it. Even picking the kids up from church every Wednesday night without question or complaint so that I can "do my thing".
  • The chicken salad- that he makes while making his own tuna salad. Because he knows I don't like tuna.
  • The green pitcher in our fridge- always filled with semi-sweet tea made just for me. Just to my liking. Because I'm the only person I know that likes semi-sweet tea. So when he makes the Kool-Aid and the normal person tea, he also makes mine.

there are dozens more. probably hundreds. sometimes i don't appreciate them. others i don't even notice them. but tonight, as i sipped my dr. pepper, the one with the really good ice, i realized just how good i have it.

he may not always be the most romantic man in the world. and most of the time communication is NOT his strong point.

but he speaks his love in so many other ways... i just have to be sure i'm listening.

5 comments:

Christy said...

I love how you have taken the time to be blessed for the small things. What a lesson for us all & there is nothing better than Dr. Pepper with the good ice pellets!!

BeckyB. said...

yes, yes... you know the ice!!!!!!

and isn't it true... that more often than not, it's the small things that end up being the big things?

Lauren said...

I hope that you let him read this--I think it would encourage him!

I love you. and Jim too!!

beverlyj said...

Yes. I think he is a pretty cool guy too. :)

It is funny that you blogged this. I was just telling some girls at work everything Garry does for me and I ended with, "He might not be the most romantic guy around but nothing says love like following me to the gas station in his truck so I don't have to get out in the cold" We have a couple of REALLY good guys. We are so blessed.

BeckyB. said...

so true, bev... so true!!!!