Wednesday, October 13, 2010

wandering to blogspot world

Hello Friends,

Thank you for travelling with me to Blogger from Wordpress. I really wanted the ability to make some graphics and images and use some creativity (that I think is in my brain SOMEWHERE) on my blog. Wordpress wasn't giving me the capabilities to do what I wanted, so I'm changing to Blogger. I realize that I wasn't posting much, but I am avowing that I will post more.

I've already made a list of things I would like to post about this week! How glorious, right??

Well for my first graphic/images thang I wanted to share Cecilia's soon to be Halloween costume. Of course, I will have pictures up here as soon as Halloween's over... but I wanted to give the images a test run, so here is the first! Thanks to Polyvore I feel like my mind can expand to more creative-ness :)

So we decided that she might be cute as a ballerina! She received an adorable tutu from Titi Susie when we took some family photos, so I think I may pair that with a black onesie, some tights, and cute sparkly shoes that Auntie Lori told us about and she’ll be one heck of a ballerina!

What do you think?? Cute, I hope! I know it's super simple, but I'm sure most of you know that I'm not the most extravagant - go all-out kind of girl. Sometimes I wish I was... I commend those amazing moms (and dads) that work so hard on their children's costumes/clothes/birthday parties/etc. It is such a testament to how much of a servant's heart they have... especially when your Love Language is Act of Service (like Mike).

It is such an interesting, and sometimes difficult, moment when you realize that your "love language" is different than your spouse's. We both scored highest on Quality Time, but after that, Mike's is Service and mine is Words of Affirmation. We definitely both need to be conscience of that because we both see acts of love in different ways. I experience love through Mike's kind and affirming words and thoughtfulness, whereas Mike sees love through service. It's so funny that Mike abundantly serves me in so many ways (because he feels that is the way you show love - when all I want is affirmation) and I affirm him constantly (when he experiences love through acts of service). It truly forces me to see that I have to have a servant's heart - especially in the home. I am not an openly "housewife" type of person - and Mike is not asking me to be that specific type of person - but I have to work hard at consciously helping and taking care of the home.

I've always struggled in the kitchen - no hiding that fact! I've always struggled with being messy, my mom can attest to too many squabblings over that, and I've sometimes struggled with perseverance in things like school, work, and daily chores. It is definitely something that Mike and I have to constantly work on together - his words and thoughtfulness and my service.

Do you and your spouse have the same love language? I wonder if that makes it easier - just because you both show and experience love in the same ways and are able to appreciate one another's acts of love. Food for thought, I suppose.

"Now love is like the sea, it’s a moving thing. And it’s different on every shore."

Love.

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