Every young girl dreams of that elusive all consuming, fireworks filled love relationship.
But many of us learn that a union filled with unbridled passion, without underlying caring and respect, will not last. My mother always told me that a lover should be a friend before becoming a spouse. As usual, Mom was right. Over the years, passion may tone down, but caring never does.
There are so many little ways to show love to your partner. Perhaps it’s simply holding a door open or helping carry packages; maybe it’s buying, or baking, your loved one’s favorite treat; maybe it’s listening while your partner rants (or raves) about his or her work day. Or being there while your loved one faces a medical crisis.
Or possibly, it comes down to something as simple as staying up late to dig out, and thoroughly clean, that old tea kettle because the microwave just died, and you know your wife will want her morning cup of tea. How many husbands would even think of that?
Mine did. And I am so grateful. Guess maybe I should keep him.
To my readers: Give a hug today to that person closest to you. Say it’s from me. Everyone stay safe and healthy as we continue to go through our current health and political crises.
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