I am a lover of words. That is why I write them. I find myself uttering the phrase “I love your words” so much so that I’ve been entertaining the idea of making it a series on my personal blog. I love reading words and feeling various emotions as I read them. There is so much beauty to be found if you look deeply at the multiple letters coming together in an effort to say something — sometimes simple and sometimes profound. And then there are those words that are spoken. Words that are music to my ears like the way my daughter says my name as she eagerly greets me when she comes in the house or the sweetness of her voice as she says her prayers always thanking God for her family. Or the passion behind my husband’s voice when he let me know that he would stand by me while I took a leap of faith.
I use my words all the time. That was a lesson I taught my daughter when she was just learning to talk and express herself. “Use your words,” I would say. It was something I picked up while working with toddlers at a children’s center. But what I have come to learn over time is that sometimes more can be said without even uttering one single word. Time has taught me that actions really do speak louder.
There are moments when I find myself wanting my husband to be the guy who tells me how much he loves me. All.The.Time. Growing up my mom, brother, and I said it to each other constantly. Our hellos, our goodbyes, and our everyday moments were sprinkled with “I love yous.” We were taught how short life was, how in a moment you could be gone. We knew there was always a possibility that something could happen causing you to wish that you took a minute to say those words. Those moments where I want my husband to be “that” guy are fleeting as I continue to learn lessons in acceptance. My husband isn’t that guy. He doesn’t end every phone conversation with an I love you and sometimes he doesn’t tell me all the things I want to hear. Yet occasionally he tells me and more importantly, each and every single day he shows me. After reading a post on all the ways guys “say it without saying it,” I was reminded of how true that is — how one can say so much without saying anything at all.
Not every person will have the ability to find the right words to identify whatever it is they are feeling. Not every person will have a deep love for words like I do. But thankfully, my person, the person I love has a deep love for me. Here are 10 ways my husband shows me he loves me without saying it:
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These are just a few of the ways my husband shows me that he loves me without saying a word. For more ways guys say it without actually saying it visit Your Tango.
What about your spouse? If you take a moment to reflect can you see all the ways they say it without even saying it?
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