Thursday, January 14, 2010

Loving my boys well

I been trying to figure out my boys lately. I picked up The Love Languages book by Gary Chapman and flipped through it. I was reminded of what my love language is (quality time) and was able to quickly figure out my boys'. Nothing shuts Jonathan down quicker that fussing at him and NOT cheering him on. He is words of affirmation. He needs encouragement. He needs me to be positive with him. Sounds easy right? Homeschooling him makes it a little tricky because I get really frustrated when he is spacey and doesn't try his best. I am trying to love him better by being encouraging and to temper my temper.
Jacob was easy to figure out. Every morning he wakes up and comes to find me and snuggle. It is his favorite thing to do and maybe his favorite time of the day. He is physical touch. He loves to give kisses and hugs, all the time. He rubs in our kisses, still!
My boys, I love you, even if I don't always do a good job loving you in your love language. Remember this, I am trying. And I am human. I love you Jonathan and Jacob!
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