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motherof14 I hope you and yours are all feeling better. Love you tons. momemoticon

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Barbara - you impress me everywhere I see you. Thanks for being so positive!!

My hubby and I go on a date every Friday night, have a goals/schedule discussion every Monday night, and we go away for a weekend every other month.

Our goal is to get in the habit today, because we don't have kids yet... (nobody better laugh too hard at me) emoticon

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jdrury - You are a blessing yourself. I have not always been treated like this. That is why I enjoy it so. What greater love than a helpmeet who will help when you need it most and get little in return. I am sure your hubby feels lucky to have you. 2 years ago I had gotten down in my back and hubby had to help dress me. I could not reach my feet to put socks on and sometimes could not get my legs in my pants..I wss doing my housework in an electric wheel chair. I could stand but could not walk much due to back and leg pain. I would put supper in the oven and hubby would help me fill in the rest of the meal. I know he was really tired too. The one you care for appreciates it even if they fail to tell you -He also knows I would care for him in the same loving way if he needs it. I once asked him if he wished he had not taken on such a job. HIS REPLY - WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH SUCH FOOLISH QUESTIONS. -I am ok now tho limited in walking somewhat but can now walk thru Walmart !!!! Have a good weekend. Spoil yourself some. Hubby can enjoy watching you
take care of yourself too. Run a hot bath and soak for a bit. Works wonders. Glad you shared. grandmabemoticonSending sunshine your wayemoticon

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Thank you Barbara you made my day!!!!
Sometimes it is hard for me to not feel sorry for myself.
I almost lost him 2 years ago and that really made me realize just how much I love him.

When God sends a kidney our way, I told hubby that we were going to Hawaii for a 2nd honeymoon.

I will be on vacation next week and I cannot stand to get on the computer while I am off so I will see y'all after that

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JDRURY- You want to know what I think about that?

I THINK THAT IS TRUE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I think you are a wonderful woman. Your husband is lucky to have you, and I feel lucky to have met you on here. You are what true love is all about- loving even when it is hard. Loving even when it is often one sided. God bless you dear. Please drop in here often, we can learn a lot from a lady like you. Hugs, Barbaraemoticon

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I love my husband and I take care of him and tell him I love him etc.
But, since I work full time and leave the house before he even crawls out of bed I cannot send him off with a smile.
Since my husband is on dialysis these are some of the other ways I let him know I love him:
Cooking 2 separate meals because his dietary needs are so special.(and unhealthy for me and daughter)
Taking a day off to sit in the doctors office for 5 hours while he has medical tests.
Using my lunch hour to get pick up his meds.
Using a 4" binder each year to keep track of his medical bills and insurance information.
Not complaining about our lack of sex beacuse he does not feel well.
Not complaining about never getting to take weekend trips anymore.
Not complaining about sitting home every weekend because he wants to sleep.
Campaigning and promoting oragn donor awareness.
Doing ALL the chores including yard work. (daughter helps too)
Calling the doctor and "telling on him" when something is going on and being a man he doesn't tell.
And if I had it all to do over again, I would.

Now that I have moaned and whined and dumped on y'all
I can go home and do all this. Today has been a very "down" day for me and I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself.
I feel better now.








 
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Ok, so my secret is out. I do enjoy those foot rubs !!!I would not dream of saying a negative word to this man. He came riding in on a white horse (ok, it was a Crown Victoria - white)horse power just the same !! lol He is my prince charming and I adore him. I am guilty as charged, I cook for him and spoil him rotten which he returns tenfold -His Mom says "those two were made for each other " Now, what better compliment could a lady expect from a Mother -in- law ??? COLOR ME GRATEFUL TO HAVE HIM IN MY LIFE - COLOR ME GRATEFUL TO HAVE MOTHEROF14 AS A DAUGHTER. WHEN I COUNT MY BLESSINGS I COUNT HER TWICE !!emoticon

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Dianned- I am so glad you popped back in here with us!

GRANDMAB- I see the smile on both your faces every time we are together. ( I will tell you a secret about Grandmab and her husband....She always has a wonderful meal waiting for him when he gets home....and he rubs her feet EVERY NIGHT!)



It truly is a fun thing to be a wife and mother! I think a lot us us did not grow up seeing tons of happily married people, so it can be hard to think of things on your own. We all crave romance!! If you do not think so just take a stroll down the book isle-anywhere. Row after row of romance books. Why waste your time dreaming of romance- live it!!If you don't think your husband is the romantic type I have news for you- he is. All men want a woman to adore them. They just might not know how to put it in words. But they WILL respond to romance. And the more you do- guess what- the more they will respond. Often men want to do something for their wives, but are afraid she will laugh at him, or think he is silly. Once you have taken the first few steps, you will be amazed what a romantic guy you are married to!

I am so glad I started this thread- It is fun to hear how other wives show love. And it is a joy to get to pass on to others the things we do. Keep them coming ladies!! If you are on other threads- encourage the women there to pop over here and share with us!!Let's write our own love stories that make romance novels look rather dull!! Hugs to all, Barbaraemoticon

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If you would like to read more about finding joy in your life, you might want to read my book:

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FAYLEI- YES!! What wonderful ways to love your family!! And they did not cost a fortune, just your love and time!! What husband would not like to come home to such attention?? I bet he makes a bee line to your home at night. Thank you so much for sharing that!! Hugs, Barbara

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If you would like to read more about finding joy in your life, you might want to read my book:

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Good morning ladies. My husband says I can have anything I want anytime I want it. Not things money can buy but hugs -affection- attention of any kind. He means it too. I give him the same option. He smiles continually and the thing I enjoy when I go to his place of work is all the people there say "YOUR HUSBAND ALWAYS SPEAKS SO HIGHLY OF YOU "Now tell me, is that not worth any little extras you can do for your husband ? We are having meatloaf for supper and we even enjoy that by candlelight. We are not drinkers so we also drink tea etc. from wine glasses. Hugs to all you ladies who actually enjoy your mates. Double hugs to all you ladies who need to learn to. It is not that hard to do. motherof14 practices that smile but it comes easily for her. she is one happy mama. emoticon

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good morning ladies !!! great advice and i need it ! thanks !
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Here's a few ideas I use to spice up life around our home where we have 3 kids. We often get too busy to have a family dinner table for the whole family so I try to as often as possible set the table for dinner with a table cloth, candles, and even serve out ice tea in wine glasses. The kids love it and it makes my DH smile to know he's special. I've also written little notes saying all the reasons why I love my husband and had the kids put them into red/white balloons and fill the bedroom for my husband to pop and open later when we go to bed. I've also layed a note on the bed before saying I kiss the ground he walks on and cover the bed with hershey's kisses. My husband also smiles when he comes in from a long day and sees that on the night stand is a candle and a bottle of massage lotion. He has a extra big smile knowing that later when the kids are in bed he's getting a massage + all my attention. Little sparks like these add to our marriage of 17 yrs plus 5 yrs dating. I don't want the romance area of my life to get boring.


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Good morning ladies! SMILE!! Send your husband off to work with the last thing he sees going out the door being your smile! Let your smile be the thing he can't wait to get home to!! I am always amazed at the grumpy looking women I see every where we go. My kids comment on it a lot too. Smile!! It does wonders for you. The people around you will start to smile back, (or at least they will wonder what you are up to!)!!! Truly- you will feel like your face looks. I bet when you were dating, you smiled for that man of yours. Didn't you delight in seeing him? Well, he married that happy smile! HE LOVES YOU!! THAT IS WHY HE MARRIED YOU!!! Don't let the day to day things in your life get between you and that feeling for your husband. SMILE, he loves you!! No matter where you are right now in your marriage- a smile will make it better.Are you happy in your marriage- SMILE- let the world know it!! Are you having trouble in your marriage- SMILE- you can make it better!!Really you can! Drop that weight off your shoulders for a little while. Forget every thing that needs fixed for just one evening. When your hubby comes home, smile at him, tell him you are glad he is home.If he asks why you are so happy- tell him it is because you remembered just how lucky you are to have HIM!! God bless each of you. Hugs, Barbaraemoticon

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Yes, I proudly admit motherof14is my daughter. I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM HER !!! She is wise beyond her years.
Always room for a few more in TN.emoticon

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Louise Anna- My children are 27,25,22,18,14,11,10,8,8,6,5,4,2( and we miscarried one baby). I get asked that question a lot, and I don't mind being asked- but the truth is I don't have a great answer. I think my relationship with God is the only true answer I can give. He has shown me so much through the years. I have learned a few things about myself along the way. I will be glad to share them, just please don't feel I am trying to push MY way, or say it is the only way.

One of the biggest things is not to worry about the next day, or the next week, or the next year. I wasted a lot of time doing that in years past- and it did not one drop of good.NOT ONE DROP. When things are hard just ONLY think about the next thing you need to do, and then DO IT.

Another thing I have learned is not to try to protect my self.( My feelings). There was a time I did that and it does not work. The only way to be free of the fear of being hurt is to get right up next to what you are afraid of. Then it has no power over you. Picture a person trying to hit you- if you are at arms length they just might clip you on the chin, but if you are right up to them,they can try all they want and can't really hit you hard, you are too close for there to be any strength to the blows.Getting right up close frees you from fear.( I am NOT talking about the fear of being hit in a relatoinship- I am being figurative here- true physical violence is another matter) The Bible says There is no fear in love:but Perfect love casteth out fear I John 4:18

Another thing is that forgiveness is the most important thing we can do. Even if you are totally right, and the other person is totally wrong. What good is it to be RIGHT- and alone? I am not perfect at this, but I reach for it daily.Keep loving those around you- even when they mess up big time.

Don't sweat the small stuff. There are enough big things in life to keep you busy!

I won't take up any more room right now- you might have wished I stopped sooner as it is! I will leave you with one more thing I know for sure; love is never wasted ladies. It comes back to you a million times over. God be with you as you walk this path called love. Hugs, Barbaraemoticon

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Grandma and motherof14, I am just now seeing that you are mother and daughter.
Doi!

GrandmaB we love tennesee! We have said that is one of our 3 places to retire. TN, AK, or northern WI.

I love to make special meals for my husband, and at least say hello to him when he comes home (with a smile :)) A suprise backrub is always nice too!
The biggest challenge I have is making conversation with him. I have always had lots of problems in that area believe it or not! I grew up in a home where my parents didnt talk, or fight, or kiss or hug or anything. It sure didnt teach me much!
I am doing the best I can do with my children though.

Motherof14 are you an aboverubies lady?

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I do not know how motherof14 does it either. My husband and I want to be reincarnated as one of her children !!!Her home life is a pleasure to watch.emoticon

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Dianne,

I am here too and can help. I was struggling with depression with my second child it lasted almost a year. Back them the internet was not available and I very young but I pull throught. Hang in there it will get better. I promise. If you have any question we will all help you.

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Hello ladies,

I try everyday to let my bestfriend know that I love him because you see he's a fireman, it can be scarry sometime specialy late at night when he's not at home.

Motherof14 how do you do it with all those children and how old are they?

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Sorry I have been slow to post this morning. Several of my crew have been ill. All but one are on the mend now, and even she is feeling a bit better.

GRANDMAB- So glad you are back from your trip!

Dianne- I am so glad you posted here. I hope we can provide some hugs and support. I think it can be really hard to keep ourselves centered these days. The support women used to get from their mom and grandma is mostly lost to us. It can seem like we are alone out in this big world where no one notices us, or cares for us. Please know that is not true. Grandmab and I and the other ladies on here really do care. We are not perfect, but we have lived through some tough times ourselves and found joy at the other end of those dark tunnels.
Being a first time mom IS a big job. Everything is new and you have to give yourself time to fit into your new role. You said you are 36 and this is your first child. I don't know how long you have been married, but for 36 years you you did not have a little person who depended on you. Now you have a son who needs you all the time. That is a big change. A wonderful, magical thing- but different none the less. Please feel free to ask questions here. We would love to share what we have learned through the years.Perhaps just knowing what some other ladies did, will help you feel confident that you too can learn and grow into your new roles. God bless you as you reach out to others.We would be glad to hold your hand for awhile, and pass on what we know. Then someday you can repay it by passing on your knowledge to another new mom. You are in my prayers, Barbara

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dianned - Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope this changes soon. There are those of us out here who care about others. Count me as one. I have made numerous mistakes in my life. I hope my experiences can save some of you younger folks the many heartaches they caused me. Let me know how I can help. I care. grandmabemoticon p.s. I went to school in Sheldon Mo - my junior year. Great little town.

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hello grandmab
i'm out here in missouri. i've been reading and replying to posts on other threads and i've seen you ! i'm 36 going on 13 !! haha
i appreciate your wisdom. i have been struggling with depression and being a new first time mom and with unpleasant feelings toward my husband and trying not to have a nervous breakdown. our 15 month old son has been sick for about a week and so have we ! sounds like a lot of people are sick. i've got to go. talk to ya later.
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motherof14 HOPE ALL THE WEE ONES ARE FEELING BETTER NOW. GIVE THEM A HUG FROM GRANDMAB emoticonemoticon

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HELLO - ANYONE OUT THERE?? I GOT THOSE EXTRA LBS OFF THAT I GAINED ON MY LITTLE VENTURE TO OKLA - NOW TO START ON THE REST OF THIS POUNDAGE !! HOPE ALL ARE OK. HUGS TO THE CROWD. emoticon

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Good morning ladies - Back from a short trip to Ok and had a great time. Gotta go to NC next to see those grandkids. What a lovely bunch. motherof14 is a great Mom to my grandchildren. Gotta love that girl . Smiles from ear to ear when we drive up.
I have a hubby who smiles 24/7. How could you not love that ?? He says he has never been treated so well and I know I sure have not had this kind of contentment in my life before. When he comes home and gets out of the car he picks up pace when he gets closer to the door. emoticon Takes him 4 min to get home and sometimes makes it in 3 min. lol Hugs from TN

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Babyboy121- Isn't it so grand to have people we love so much! Don't you just love the way your childrens eyes light up when they see you each morning!! I just love to get up and start each new day!! God bless each of you! Hugs, Barbara

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My husband, I have to love him because he acts so much like a kid, I think that was one reason why I feel in love with him and I love my 2 boys more than anything in the world.

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Hi Barbara!
It was funny when I read your post asking what I did for him. I really had to sit here and think about it. lol Like I said, it's because I don't think of it that way. But you did get me thinking! lol
I thought of another one, I make him special desserts, which he loves and he is always surprised because it's always something different. I don't do it every night, but when he's home early enough that I can, I do it. I also have my little ones help me do it because they love to bake and they like knowing it's a "surprise" for Daddy. lol

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Laurie- I feel the same way, my hubby and I just naturally do for each other. I often don't think about it that way either. My point here was just to try and show other wives who seem to struggle in that some things they can do.

I thought it was funny what you said about cooking what he likes. I had been thinking about that. I always try to time supper so it is on the table when my hubby walks in the door. He has a busy job and seldom gets lunch. He eats breakfast at 5 am, so is really hungry by the time he gets home. I have a close friend who does just the opposite, she delays supper- her husband often has a late lunch, and would rather come home and relax for a few hours before he eats. We are both doing the best for OUR husbands!

Keep writing ladies! I so love to hear how other wives love their families!!emoticon God bless you as you give of yourselves to those you love. Hugs, Barbara

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Hi Barbara!
I don't think of it as what I do for him or what he does for me. I think it's what we do for each other. We don't have a babysitter, so we just enjoy our time alone together (after our little ones are in bed) snuggling on the couch. I cook him whatever he wants for dinner every night, but I think that's just part of being a wife.
I give him a massage almost every night. (he works construction and long hours on his feet)
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Laurie- So glad you posted that!! I think it is just the best thing in the world to share how great our husbands are! Sounds like he spoils you! How do you spoil him? I can tell you do- or he wouldn't smile so much!! Please share if you think of anything that you think you do, that we might not of thought of yet!!Hugs, Barbaraemoticon

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Hi Ladies!
My husband is Awesome! He works a long hard day and always comes in the door with a smile on his face. I look forward to him coming home. We don't waste time arguing. We always joke around with each other and really enjoy each other's company. He's very appreciative of everything I do at home with our 2 children. And I'm very grateful to have such a loving, hard working, caring, and compassionate husband.
He's a Great father and loves coming home to play with our 2 little ones. He even finished potty training our little boy after I had surgery. He's a hands on Dad. There's nothing he hasn't done.
As I said, I am very Grateful for such a Loving Husband!
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Faylei- I agree! We can never thank our hubbies too much! It sounds like you do a great job with your family!

I think it is so awful that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Sadder still is that I often see people divorcing who do not have huge problems. They just "lost" each other over time. They did not put any time into loving each other. Then they will date and put tons of energy into a new relationship- for awhile. If they had put half as much energy into their marriage- they would still be married- and HAPPY in their marriage. We all want to feel special. Lets be sure we find the things that make our husbands, and children feel special.

One thing I have found is a smile! Just a smile at those we love makes them smile too!! When my husband comes in a room I can't help it- my eyes light up and I smile. THAT is MY MAN!! I love to watch him walk across a parking lot. He carries himself so strong and proud, And I TELL him that! He always laughes and tells me I am a nut- but he sure looks pleased to hear it! He is my best friend after all these years! I can't help it- I watch the clock just waiting for him to get home- just so I can BE with him!
God bless each of you ladies. I hope you will keep sharing here. I think there are a LOT of NICE ladies out there who truly love their families, but were never given any examples to follow. We have all grown up with divorce swirling around us. There are not a ton of happy marriages out there for us to learn from. Lets help each other- share what you do that keeps love alive and strong. Lets give the next generation a ton of happy marriages to learn from!!emoticonHugs, Barbara

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Someone asked earlier, and I agree. I love the book the 5 love languages. It really opened my eyes to the many types of ways people need to be loved. I stay at home with my kids and feel like that is an extra step to show my love, although soon I will be returning to work now that they're 5,14,& 16. I tell them I love them and give them huggs. Playing with the 5 yr.old also relates my love for him, while the 16 yr old still likes me to fix her hair. The 14 yr old loves to have mom/daughter talks. My husband, well I tell him I love him many times every day. I also love to leave him little notes in his lunch or on the bathroom cabinet telling him how wonderful he is and how lucky I am to have him. He likes to be appreciated, we can't say thanks enough. We also try to get out without the kids, even if it's a drive around town or to the river or park every other week. We've been working out together at the gym also and that's so fun!


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Visiting OK and having a good time. Email will not work but this does. Hope you folks are having a good weekend. I am trying not to eat but ate too much Chinese tonite. Kick me. emoticon

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Thanks Mom of 14. God has blessed us all so much. Sometimes I just cry because life is so wonderful. Yes, there are hardships, but I don't need to waste time focusing on them. God bless your weekends.

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MDULZER- That is so wonderful for you to say about your hubby! My dear hubby is the same- he is working an extra day today so we won't feel too tight money wise in this big birthday month (we have 5 birthdays in March!!).emoticon We live far out in the country, so my dear hubby has to be out the door at 5:30am to get to work on time. I thank him often for being willing to do that, so we can enjoy this wonderful place God, through him has provided. We are all so blessed to have these husbands!!!!! God be with you ladies as you live out your fairytale with the knight of your dreams. Hugs, Barbara

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You just gotta forgive my typo's I am trying to pack and get ready for a trip I did not know we were taking until 4:30 this afternoon. emoticon

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Well now you did it. I HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW BLESSED I AM. CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING THE GRANDMOTHER OF ALL THOSE 14 CHILDREN?? LET ALONE HAVING A DAUGHTER LIKE MOTHEROF14 - WELL, I GOT LUCKY. SHE IS WISE BEYOND HER YEARS. SHE SAYS SHE LEARNED IT FROM ME BUT SHE OUTSHINES ME BY A MILE (OR MORE )WILL CHECK IN WHEN I GET BACK. GRANDMOTHEROF19-- AND COUNTING . MY HUSBAND AND I REFUSE TO ARGUE AND MOTHEROF14 DOES NOT ARGUE WITH HER HUSBAND EITHER, NO HIM WITH HER.-- SHE STAYS CALM WHEN ALL OTHERS WOULD FOLD. emoticonemoticonGOTTA RUN

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Ladies,
I love this. My husband is so amazing. He works so hard to support our family so that I can stay home with our daughter. (I used to be an engineer.) He is so giving. Has anyone read the five love languages? It has helped us understand each other so much. Have a great weekend.


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Hello again. Will be gone 4 days. Gotta go to Ok and tell my middle offspring happy birthday on Monday. He thinks I will call him at 9:46 pm on Monday ,as I always do. Instead am going to surprise him Sat nite and take him out for a birthday dinner. May even take him a cake. I always call him at 9:46 because that was what time he was born. Give him a wake up call each year. Have a nice weekend. emoticonemoticonemoticon

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Looks like nice folks in here. I only had three children and they kept me busy. Have to admire Motherof14 - She is doing a wonderful job with those kids too. Smile on her face and a song in her heart. She even finds time for her Mother. emoticon

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Yes, I am very blessed. I could never have dreamed of the wonderful life I have. I can't wait to start each day! Joy unspeakable and full of glory! God bless. Hugs, Barbara

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Fourteen children???????
How blessed you are.
We wanted two, but the good Lord blessed us with one.

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BLESSEDMAMAOF2- AMEN!!emoticon We are going to get a lot of hearts on this site!!Hugs, Barbara

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JDRURY-I agree! My hubby and I date every Thursday night! We still have 10 kids at home, so it really is nice for us to have some private time together. I love what you said about-"even when you don't feel like it". I agree. Love is not always an emotion- it is an action!emoticon Thanks so much for posting!! Hugs, Barbara

Edited by: CHASINGBUBBLES at: 3/3/2006 (14:18)
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I show love for my husband and kids in many different ways. I give lots of hugs and kisses and I make sure that I tell each one of them daily that I love them. I sometimes fix meals that I know are their favorites and I sometimes buy little gifts to just let them know that I care. The list could go on and on. You can never love someone too mcuh!



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Make sure you have "dates" with each other from time to time. Get a sitter and go out to dinner.
Pack the kids off to grandma's and take a weekend trip.
Always tell him you love him even when you when you don't feel like it.
Just go through life's ups and downs together.


I have one child, a daughter 15. Every day I hug her and say " I love you, I am proud of you, don't have sex until you're married."


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emoticonWow , what a great idea. Hope lots of folks join this one. Hugs from me and mine to you and yours. emoticon

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Good morning ladies! I thought we might like to share the things we do with our husbands to keep the bonds of love strong. We touched on that in another thread, but somehow it seemed to have turned negative. So here is a fresh start.Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and we all make a pinky promise not to have any harsh judgements on anyone else!!! Each of us have ways we show our love to our husbands and children. Lets have fun sharing them!! We might just add a spark to each others imaginations!! God bless each of you. Hugs, Barbara

God bless you as you write the story of your life, day by day.

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