How to Keep Romance Alive UPDATED

You know, I hate to be greedy and grabby and stuff-oriented, friends, but sometimes, sometimes, it feels good when Greg sends me stuff.

Stuff like flowers.

Flowers are good.

And jewelry.

Jewelry’s nice.

Chocolate?

Always smart.

Coffee?

Guaranteed win in these parts.

We don’t always have the cash for that stuff, though. Five kids cost a lot of money. And so Greg and I try to show each other love in ways that are free. Like little love notes. Messages throughout the day that say, “Hey. I’m thinking about you.”

Messages like this one from Greg:

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Aw!

Sweetest.

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P.S. We don’t really send each other sweet messages throughout the day. The most recent messages I sent Greg were:

  1. Kid sick. Need Pepto-Bismol tablets ASAP. Can you stop at the store?
  2. Can’t find my keys. HELP. Yes, I already looked in my purse.
  3. Wait. Nm. Found keys.
  4. Yes, they were in my purse. FINE.
  5. Drywall screen. If you buy some, I will clean the toilet.

You know what? I take it back. That last one was totally a love note.

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P.P.S. My friend, Gwen, sent me a love note from her husband. She gave me permission to share it here with you.

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And here’s the latest from Greg, who loves me very much and knows me well.

GregLovesMe

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
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  1. […] at First You Don’t Succeed: a special video presentation How to Keep Romance Alive (updated with new pics) and/or Easy-Peasy FAST Cinnamon Rolls – Greg says he loves me by […]

  2. We’re having one of these days –
    Me: Where’s the funnel?
    Him: it should be in the drawer under the microwave.
    Me: yes it should. 🙁

    Because of your post, I’ll now send “I love you” (because romance like toilet cleaning isn’t in my abilities today).

    Now he’s confused about why I love him.

  3. My hubby and I email, cause we’re old school like that. We communicate almost entirely through invitation to our respective digital calendars, and grunting.

  4. My husband and I have lots of inside jokes, so most of the time we text something funny to one another to help us get through our days. Today’s was:

    Me: Believe it or not George isn’t home
    Hubby: Wheeere could I be? Believe it or not I’m not home

    Brownie points for knowing what it’s from. 😉

  5. We send love notes CONTANTLY!! (Seven months in and we’re still committed to never reliving the sins of our past. It’s a pact that we make sure EVERY DAY to tell each other how amazing the other person is, how much we appreciate everything they do, and how much we love our crazy dysfunctional brady bunch family.) (Vomit bin is to the left).
    I have to tell you though, he got me roses for Valentine’s day!! Big super squee!!!!!! Roses that are now dead, and dropping pedals all over the dinning room table because I REFUSE to get rid of them…….
    Maybe Thai would have been safer. 🙂

    1. PS – the last one was TOTALLY a love note!!!! <3 And that makes me smile for you two!!

  6. My husband *does* send sweet little texts during the day. And because I am possibly on the list of “worst wives ever,” I text back stuff like
    If you aren’t busy, could you make that phone call for me?
    Have you checked the tire pressure on my car lately?
    I really need you to take care of all the Scouting crap in the family room.

    Because he’s romantic and I’m practical. And he loves me anyway!

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