Monday, May 2, 2011

Consider The Many Ways of Love

I was thinking just the other day about the myriad of ways we show those around us that we love them.  As a stay at home mom who also home schools I spend most of my time around my children. I tell them things like "I love you from here to the moon and back!" and "You will always be the love of my life" a bazillion times a day while gazing into their eyes. I also hug and kiss them a lot. For me it is as natural as breathing to love on them this way. (Zach had just woken up from a nap and had the grumpies in this pic :o)

The Mister on the other hand is not so touchy, feely. He demonstrates his love in other ways, primarily by giving the boys one on one time where they enjoy his undivided attention.  Even when exhausted, after a full days work, he will take the time to play all kinds of sports with them.  He takes them on long bike rides and sometimes even joins their games of 'hide and seek' and 'It'.

Just a few weeks ago he brought home a huge piece of cardboard and fashioned out of it a puppet show theater so the boys would have something to keep them busy on those endless Saturday afternoons.

As the boys went off excitedly to make puppets and write out scripts,  I could not help but smile at the many ways of love.


Stacy said...

Such a sweet post Belk. That's Zacky in the last picture right? Sure looks like his little face. It was miniature perfection. That puppet show theater is awesome! Gonna try something like that with my kiddos. They'll love it. I love see your pictures. Makes me feel connected somehow, as though it hasn't been 4 1/2 months since we last saw each other. Love you sis! Miss you lots. Remember, it's your turn to visit me. :o)


Sweetest picture ever!