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Friday, February 14, 2014

A Portrait of Love on Valentine's Day & A Fresh Face Friday Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is a big day because I am being featured on Casey's Fresh Face Friday on We Took the Road Less Traveled and I am co-hosting my first blog hop. Hooray!

Please consider leaving your link below. You'll get to meet new bloggers and we'll get to meet you! 

But before you go, in honor of Valentine's Day...

A Portrait of Love

I come from a family of love you's. We tell each other we love one another when we leave each other, say goodbye on the phone, and any other time the opportunity affords itself. Growing up, even my and my brother's friends jokingly said, "Bye, love you" to my parents as they parted ways. They still do.

For someone who did not grow up this way, like my loving husband, marrying into a family like this can take a bit of an adjustment. 

He does not come from love you's. 

Don't get me wrong. He is not one who is emotionally closed off. On the contrary. He is Latin... passion runs through his veins.¡Gracias a Dios! But he didn't grow up that way.

Saying I love you every day . . .that's just not him. Nonetheless, I know he loves me, because he shows me every day. 

It's in his smile when he sees me. 

It's in his kiss . . .tender when I need it, and Hollywood-style when I least expect it. 

It's there when he turns on the heated seat for me on a cold day before I get into the car. 

It's in his choice of ice cream, ordering anything but coffee flavors because he knows I don't like them.

It's in the way he holds my hand when we're walking anywhere, from the beach to the city streets, to the local mall.

It's in the way he plays with me, flirts with me, tickles me, challenges my thinking, supports me, holds me. 

It's in the texts he sends, that nearly always end with besos, or even bigger besotes.

His love for me is evident in the way we connect at dinner, snuggle on a weekend morning, or in the all-too-few moments we share before we rush off to work. 

And it's behind the words, I love you when they escape his heart and cross his lips. 

My husband may not utter those three words after every exchange on every day, but more importantly, he shows me every day how he loves me. 

And I love him. Likewise, I am committed to showing him every day how much I love him. 

And that is a portrait of love worth ten thousand words. 

Welcome to the
No prompt, just fun!

Hosted by: Casey @ We Took the Road Less Traveled

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1| Follow your host & co-hosts (first 3 links), pretty please! 
2| Link up your blog's homepage or Bloglovin' page.
3| Hop around, meet new bloggers, and leave them love!
4| Have fun? Spread the word and share this blog hop with your friends!
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  1. You and your husband are adorable! And I think actions speak so much louder than words. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Lynsey! I think he's pretty cute myself. :-) You're right about actions...every day should be Valentine's Day. Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  2. Found you from the Link Up and Im so glad I did!!!

    1. Hi Dena! Thank you and welcome! Your pictures of Venice are spectacular! I'm a new follower as well. :-) Thanks again for your visit. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

  3. My husband did not come from a family of I love you's either. I on the other hand came from a family like yours. I agree that it definetly takes some adjustment! In the years we've been together I've really worked on getting him to open up and express feelings and such. I think I've crossed him over into the dark side now ;)

    1. And the dark side is so much more fun. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by, Whitney. Happy Valentine's Day!