Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Love Letters + Other Manly Forms of Showing Love

Loving a woman can be a tedious, hard job. But a man who loves his woman -- and shows it -- will be rewarded in bountiful ways.

 I appreciate that Dalton isn't afraid of showing his love in tangible, real life, awesome ways. He knows what makes my heart tick ---> mainly, spending quality time together and receiving gifts (throw in some words of praise and I'm really one happy little woman).

Dalton has nailed the manly art of showing love. I know I am one blessed gal because of it! I have been repeatedly surprised by his purposeful efforts to show love and appreciation.

One way Dalton loves me is through letter writing. Handwritten notes were very important to us while we dated; more often than not, we wrote our personal, soft sentiments onto journal paper. Sometimes, words are better read than spoken. I am very thankful Dalton has kept up the practice. Occasionally, he'll give me a letter he wrote during the day; sometimes their funny, full of doodles and good humor. They are always encouraging and genuine.

Because I am a gift person, Dalton finds little ways to remember me. An occasional breakfast in bed, basket of candy or gift-card to Hobby Lobby has come my way ... you can be sure he gets lots of happy grins and kisses in payment. ;]

Last night Dalton purposefully turned off the tv so we could talk and catch up -- he knew the long work week had caught up with me and understood that I simply needed to curl into his chest and talk.

The world may say that real men are rough, gruff and hard.

But I'll never believe it.

Real men are like Jesus. They love others where they are; they give of themselves ... even when it hurts.

Of course, every man is different. Your darling may never kiss you on the forehead but he probably works long hours and then comes home to fix the plumbing. He may never buy you flowers but he remembers to hear your heart. Darling woman, however your man shows his love, accept it. Rejoice in the love your given and bask in the kindness showered on you.

And remember to bless you man for being manly enough to show his love.

It really is quite rare.

With love, hot chocolate and smiles!
// p.s. //
Some David Ramirez for your listening pleasure ... I wish upon you love, light and a brave heart. xo


  1. Smiling as I read this!! You and your man are so sweet together.
    I REALLY like how you pointed out to "Rejoice in the love you're given and bask in the kindness showered on you." We should be thankful for the way our hubbies love us... each of them in their own, special way. Thank you for sharing this :)

    1. :D

      Awe, I'm so glad, Carolann!! I totally agree with you ... sometimes we get lost in the comparing game; busy looking at how others are living. And that can be so dangerous!! Far better to enjoy the love given us than brood over something else!! :)

      You're so cute and thank you! I think we're cute together too! ;)

      Love and blessings!

  2. You are right, Frannie. It is wonderful to have a man who remembers the little things in life.

    1. Miss Barbara, it really is wonderful!! I never realized how special the "little things" were until my Darling started doing them!! Such special gifts!

  3. Frannie, dear friend, I'm always excited to read your posts and I'm very happy to know that you and your man are very much in love. I'm so glad for you!!! Many blessings and a tight hug too, Diane

    1. Oh, Diane ... I love you!! What a delight it is when you send a comment my way!! Always such a treat!!

      I am so glad *for you!* You're stepping into this chapter of life and soon you'll be sharing so many similar stories. Ah, love is good. :)

      I love you, sweet woman, and look forward to being in touch!!

      Lots of love and blessings to you!!!!

  4. Awww... Very sweet post. To have a man who shows true Christ-like love, is one of GOD's greatest blessings. :) And rejoicing and accepting that love, in any shape and form it is given, is so important. :)

    Have a sweet day with your beloved!

    1. Such a sweet comment, Angel!! Yes, it really is one of God's greatest blessings!! And it is important -- I think far more than most people realize. It is so easy to pretend that we don't need that love (I hate being needy) but our response to our men can make or break them sometimes. :)

      Blessings to you!

  5. sweet words! and wise ones too. It is such a gift to be in love with men who love us and care for us. and it can look so different from person to person (should I say man to man) :) I find receiving it especially when I don't feel I deserve it is hard! to rejoice and accept... hugs!

    1. Amen, Charis!! It is *such a privilege* to have the heart of a good man!

      And I second the difficulty that comes when we feel undeserving -- sometimes I literally have to remind myself that that is what love is!! And I'm so glad for it!!

      Blessings to you!!

  6. Most women don’t know this... but even if a man is attracted to you or even says he loves you...

    ...chances are he still feels something is missing.

    Because there is a secret, emotional need hidden within his heart that he craves more than anything.

    And in most cases, is not being met.

    The problem is, if it’s not being met, his attention will inevitably wander until he finds a woman who can give it to him.

    Maybe one in a thousand women knows how to do this instinctively, and they usually rise to unbelievable levels of influence and fame.

    But most women, or men for that matter, don’t even know it exists.

    On the other hand, when you have this 1 simple secret...

    You won’t believe the shocking effect you have on the men in your life.

    Here’s a video I discovered that shows you exactly what I’m talking about:

    ==> Here’s what I’m talking about: <=========> He’ll give his heart to the first woman who does THIS...



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Love, blessings and a steaming cup of coffee,

Frannie Anne

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