It's been awhile. Too long, really. So tonight I want to share a graphic that, to me, sums up very well the reality of love, the reality of married life.
Somehow, as Father's Day draws to a close, this is perfect. The perfect way to honor my man, the father of our children. I'd add to it only, that there are many ways of saying "I love you." and a lot of them don't include words. It is holding your hand the entire time you are having their child. It's always coming to the rescue, even when they are mad at you. It's never refusing to hold you if you need it. It's coming through that door every day, choosing to make a life with you.
He might not be a poet or singer. But maybe he expresses the romance in his heart by cooking for you. By waking you to go on a midnight picnic. By giving you an anniversary present in front of the whole church. By bringing home silly little convenience store treats for you. By asking you to come outside and see this sunset.
Perhaps he is like the Fonz, and has never uttered the words "I'm sorry." more than once or twice his entire life. But maybe he stays quiet and removed to let you calm down. Then he'll start to try to make you laugh or smile. To tease and pick on you like you were kids. Invite you to sit a spell with them or see something they have done in the yard. That's him saying he regrets the riff. He misses what the two of you have. He wants it back, whole and vibrant.
The bottom line, is never think that the language of love is always spoken in words.
I invite you to share something that comes to mind when you read the words above. Some way your man (or you as a man) spoke without speaking.