First of all, I forgot that it was Mother's Day (work is too busy but I think this is the new normal) and it took D asking me what I wanted the day to go to remind me.
I then forgot again til Saturday!
So I thought about it and my love languages are 1) words of affirmation and 2) acts of service.
|29 April 2012|
I told him I want cards with love notes and breakfast in bed while I read.
And I wanted to go out to eat, but not for Sunday lunch because I'm not crazy and I can't stand all the mothers out, cramped restaurants, bad service, too much noise and all that fuss.
No offence if you like that kind of thing - we are not the kind of people who like to do what everyone's doing.
On another note, when it was our 20-year anniversary, D teased me that morning and said with a straight face, "so should I do one of those soppy Facebook messages to you?!"
The place where I wanted to go was fully booked for Saturday night so D made a very early reservation for Sunday night.
The kids brought me the cards (tons of cards!) and they can write so it's all very special. Lots of "I love you sooooooo much" and hearts and pictures and ... my love tank was full!
And then I was told to stay right there and not move except to read (!!!), and they made me breakfast.
|1 April 2015|
We went to church as normal and home for lunch, and then the kids and D went to his mom for 3 hours (travel plus two hours there), I read mostly during this time but pottered just a little bit, then they were back and we went out.
It was just lovely.
A key was... I stayed off social media the whole day except for just a few minutes. That made all the difference, I think, that and getting my love in my love languages!
If you want to share, share about your Mother's Day. If you want to vent, go ahead and do that too :)
PS I am so hesitant to put this out there but I can't seem to fill a love languages workshop. I can't quite get my head around stopping before I've even begun so if you've considered attending, even for a fleeting second, and something stopped you, please comment anonymously (for your comfort) and let me know why. Or email me! It will help me tremendously.