One of my love languages is the written word. I love notes, texts, letters–anything that my husband takes the time to write for me is a treasured keepsake.
In an effort to better communicate with each other, Mr. Gray and I have come up with a few ideas that help make writing to each other more easily accessible.
The first is a journal we share. We write notes, thoughts, thank you’s, prayers, etc to each other and leave it on the other’s nightstand. It’s been a great way to keep track of what we write and look back on past notes.
Another way we communicate quickly through written word is with dry erase markers on our bathroom mirror (my favorite is when he leaves me a weather report!). Even on our tiny mirror in the camp house, this works great! I put lots of dry erase markers in Mr. Gray’s stocking last year so we would have a variety of colors to use. I almost always snap a photo so I have them after we erase!
Another quick and easy use of written word is texting. I know a lot of people don’t think texting is a very sincere form of communication, but it helps us stay in touch or send little love notes throughout our busy days. (Add an element of extra fun with secret codes and special meanings for the emojis.)
I’m so grateful that Mr. Gray works hard to speak to me in my love languages (of course I’m complicated and have several). It makes a huge difference in our marriage and time together. I treasure the words he writes for me.
What’s your love language? Do you write to your spouse?