Guest contributor, Lisa Jacobson of Club31Women.com
I’m hoping you won’t think any less of me.
But I’m not really much of a texter.
I know that puts me hopelessly behind the times and my dear husband has done his best to bring me up to speed. He even went out and got me a snazzy new phone (and, no, I haven’t a clue what kind – but it’s got this really cute pink polka-dot cover that I picked out myself?).
So the other day I heard this peculiar swoosh sound emanating from the thing. Curious, I picked it up and saw there was a green bubble square indicating I had a message.
A message? For me?? And suddenly I’m a young girl in junior high who’s just been passed a carefully folded-up note – intended only for my eyes.
No name given, but I recognized the number. Knew it by heart. It was his. That man I married.
The message went like this: “Hey Gorgeous, you’re my girl.”
That’s it. That’s all he said.
But, ooh-hoo! Did that ever light some spectacular fireworks in my heart! I nearly swooned with love for the guy.
And I decided that I liked my new phone. And I liked texting. And I sure did like him.
It also got me thinking….
What about a reply? I should write back to him. What kind of “note” could I deliver in return? Hmmm…..
So I set out on one of my secret campaigns – a little love campaign. Each day I wanted to say something I loved or appreciated about him. Just one thing. Short and sweet. Things I figured he knew? But just in case he had any doubts or it wasn’t as clear as it could have been.
Oh yes, I was going to try and send a few fireworks his way as well.
On some days I whispered my message in his ear. On others I shared it quite loudly in front of the children. I sent out emails and messaged him on Facebook. I even (believe it or not!) texted a line or two.
So maybe you’re considering starting a little Love Campaign of your own? If so, I highly recommend it. It’s really quite fun – with or without a snazzy new phone – and you just might find that two people can play this game.
If you happen to be looking for ideas, here’s a sampling of the ones I sent out to him:
- I couldn’t do this without you. And I wouldn’t want to either.
- Honey, you make me laugh!
- I loved being with you this morning.
- You are my knight in shining armor. After rescuing me in the parking lot with a dead battery.
- I’m crazy about you, Baby.
- You’re a good dad. Making homemade ice-cream with the kids at 10:00 pm!
- I miss you when you’re gone.
- I was glad for your clear head in that difficult situation today.
- This is my favorite place to be. Snuggled up in your arms.
- Thank you for looking after me.
- My heart belongs to you. Always.
If you’re wondering if my strategy was successful? Well, yes, I’d like to think it was. He seemed to like my notes and messages. I could tell by the way he smiled and by the way he hugged me extra tight when he got home at night.
I mean, why wait until the Fourth of July for fireworks?
A few thoughtful words – written, whispered, spoken, and texted too. Little love notes scattered everywhere.
And spectacular fireworks all year round!
In His grace,
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