You can check out week one of the five love language challenge here.
Now on to week two….
This week I received an email challenging me to key in on my husband’s love language of words of affirmation. The email said:
What is your husband’s dream? Encourage him with a note affirming his dream and affirming the man he has become/is becoming.
In the moment that I finished the first sentence I knew that I was going to write to Ryan encouraging him in his journey to become a professional triathlete. For those of you who don’t know, Ryan and I met at a race and even had a running themed wedding. So needless to say our life consists of us working out daily and working our other responsibilities around that. Ryan already works on a daily basis towards his dream so right away I knew what to write about.
My letter to Ryan included telling him things such as:
Day in and out you remind me it’s those simple daily disciplines compounded over time that helps continue to create success.
I know that you can do anything you want to do because you have the mind, will power and strength to do it!
After I finished the letter to Ryan I wondered if there were women who had to think about what their husband’s dream was. I wondered if their husbands have such a dream that drives him every day to take actions forward in reaching his goal. I wondered if these men had a dream so deep inside of them that they were driven daily to work harder and become better. Because my husband does. It makes him who he is. It creates our lifestyle that we both dearly love.
This week I also received emails encouraging conversations. The following conversation starters hit my inbox: What are two things that happened today, and how did you feel about them? If you could demonstrate patience in any area of life, what would it be? Recall one of the best days of your life, when you felt especially alive and joyful.
When I asked about the two things that happened that day he said, “We already talked about it.” We eat homemade dinners each night together. That is our time to talk about the day so we had already covered that subject. On the patience issue, when I read it, I just knew what he was going to say. Later that evening Ryan confirmed it would be patience while driving. Then, when I asked him the best day of his life he simple, “Our wedding”.
This week’s challenge not only encouraged my husband to pursue his dream it also reminded and encouraged me to know I have a husband that is willing to work so hard toward what he wants in life!
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