Alex and I have never had any money. I grew up with plenty plenty but married life with four children is a different story. Alex, is not a sentimental of mushy man. I bitched constantly for the first two years we dated because we didn’t have “a song”. He finally picked something wretched by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was worse than no song , so I shut up about the song.
So, Alex doesn’t have any money but he still manages to show me he loves me everyday without using any cash. I’m sure he would go shopping for me but we need groceries more than a tennis bracelet or dinner at Out Back.
The number one way I know Alex loves me (drum roll) he doesn’t roll his eyes too much when I have a crying meltdown right before bed.
It’s the middle of winter and he still doesn’t whine when I want a fan in our room. I need the white noise to sleep, so he just burrows under another quilt and lets me have my whirling fan.
He encourages me to work out, even at night, because he knows I’ll feel better.
And finally, I know he loves me because he encourages me to keep writing this blog. He even reads it most of the time, though I don”t think he remembers to click.
So, folks, if you have someone in your life who loves you, make sure you take note of the little things they do everyday to prove it. I think, when it’s eleven degrees and there’s snow on the ground taking out the garbage without bitching and whining says “I love you” just as much as new ear rings.