As most of us know, we all have our ways of expressing and feeling love. AKA "love languages." Some people need words, some people need touch, some people need gifts, some people like acts of service, to others it is spending time, ect. We can even have more than one love language.
We learn that in marriage, it is always good to know your spouses love language, and speak it to them. Even if it isn't your own. We tend to try to speak our own love language to others, because it is more natural. But when we learn to figure out someone else's language and speak that one to them, we can really touch hearts and lift spirits.
My love language has always been acts of service and gifts. Something about these just really touches me and makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. It means so much to me that someone would take the time to think of me, and take the time to make something or do something or go get something, and then take the time to bring it to me. For whatever reason, that just really speaks love to my heart and makes me feel so special and uplifted.
The other day, Ben came home with these for me. I took the picture today, so the greenery is already wilting, but you can see how beautiful the roses are. He really knows how to make a girl smile!
And last night, this was left on the doorstep by a very wonderful and thoughtful friend who not only sincerely asked me how I was really doing, but then took the time to listen, and then make this wonderful treat for Ben and I and leave in on the doorstep late that night. Talk about a good friend!
I also had a friend offer several times to take the kids, and then open up her Saturday, at noon of all times, to allow Ben and I to go on a date and take a breath of air. She has kids and a husband of her own, who I am sure she had plans with that day, but she took the time out for me. What a kind act of service!
I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people who love me and who really care about me, especially when family is so far away. It means so much!
This week has been leaps and bounds better than last week, but these kind acts from kind people just added the icing to the cake!
On another note, I AM SO EXCITED FOR FRIDAY!!!! I have another rockin' awesome Mary Kay Party planned that evening over here. It is going to be so much fun! I really do LOVE this business and it is so exciting for me to be getting it up and running here in Colorado!!! I had so much fun with it in California, and I have missed it since we moved. I am more than ready to jump back into it, now that we are all settled. I have no doubt it will be just as much fun here.
I already have 7 RSVP's from people that are coming, so it will be great!
p.s. If you are reading this blog, and you live here and know me, you are more than welcome to join us on Friday. The more the merrier! However, if you live here, and you know me, you have probably already been invited...check your mail. ;)