I have said I love you to my husband in so many different ways, and he’s always responded by trying to out do me! It’s a fun little ‘contest’ we have ongoing.
Recently, we were snuggling in bed, just being together, and I traced “I Love You” on his bare back with my finger tip. It took him a minute to figure it out, but he said that it was a special way to say that, speaking ‘2 languages’ to him at once – words and physical touch which he finds so important. As a home-business owner and a busy mom of 3 small children, sometimes I forget that my husband needs to be touched, especially since sometimes I am on ‘touch-overload’ from the children. He found my finger-tip I Love You to be very special! He also said he might have to try a similar ‘skin’ technique, but with whipped cream!
Writing I Love You on the bathroom mirror with dry-erase markers was a lot of fun, too – I used several colors and his eyes lit up when he saw it.
Also, sending e-mails to him at work that remind him how much I love him, why I love him, and that I can’t wait to see him again is something we both enjoy. I love to dress up the e-mails with colorful backgrounds, fun fonts, and little animations. I try to be sure that the e-mail is tasteful and appropriate for him to view at his office, but I’m not afraid to use message/phrases that only he and I would understand or relate to. It’s so much fun!
In turn my husband has surprised me by coming home with flowers in the middle of the day, arriving on the doorstep and saying, “I love you!” He has traced it in the frost on my mini-van window, and he has changed my screen saver without my knowing it so that the message scrolling across the screen said, “I love you, beautiful!” He has caught me on Instant Messenger just to say I Love You, too!
The best ways for us to say “I Love You” – as often as we can, in as many different ways as we can, surprising one another (and ourselves sometimes)!