After I married my husband I realized I knew nothing about men... We are so different! Shocker, I know! But really there are so many things we do have in common. Basically we desire the same things out of life, out of our relationships. We want to be loved, appreciated and respected. Yes, we like celebrating special occasions and being treated royally at times but little acts of love, kindness and humility go a long way in the everyday.
I love getting gifts, but honestly I love the thought behind a gift even more than the gift itself. When my husband gives me a gift that he knows I would really like; it means so much to me. When he makes plans for us to go on a date; it means the world to me that he was thinking of me and wants to spend time with me. His is the opinion that matters the most to me and his words of appreciation and love are all the praise I need.
I think the same goes for husbands and Dad's also. They just want to know that we are thinking of them and want to spend time with them. They want us to show interest in what they are interested in. Though every Dad needs new underwear, socks and shirts what they really need and want is to be shown affection. How many times do we go out of the way to show someone else they are special but neglect our spouses? Sometimes it's easy to take the one you love the most for granted. Just like our children need us to look them in the eyes, to listen and to praise them; so do our husbands. I am not a pro by any means at being a great wife or mom but I have found in the eleven and a half years I have been married, that the best thing I could give my husband for Father's Day is my time, my respect, my affection and my attention.
I don't know about your husband's but mine is so hard to buy things for. If he wants something he just goes and buys it himself. Even though I feel the kid's and I should get him something what he really wants is some good food and good company with us. I am blessed beyond measure to have a husband who wants to be with his wife and kids. I love that he loves coming home to us
This Father's Day the kids and I will make him cards and we probably will buy him something. I will make him his favorite food and dessert; because we all know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach( well one of the ways;) and I know that just being loved and appreciated by his children and his wife is all he really wants on Father's Day and everyday.
"Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband." Ephesians 5:33
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