Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service are my love languages. In my family, I play a primary role in the decision-making and logistics of the daily grind. So it’s an amazing gift when a loved one offers to do something that would normally fall on me. Simple things like cooking dinner or allowing me to ride shotgun instead of me being behind the wheel mean the world to me. Which I guess could be complementary to words of affirmation. Hearing encouraging words and compliments help me to stay the course on my journey and nurture me. Both languages help me feel valued and appreciated.
As for how I express my love, it would definitely be acts of service! I love caring for people. In my opinion there’s nothing that says ‘I love you’ more than doing something nice for the people that are special to you. My heart is really full when I can make someone’s day a little easier.
When I think about how I express love, I can say I have come a long way. Before boothang was my husbae he used to say I was cold as ice. I didn’t know how to express love.
Fast forward to our marriage counselling days. I learned that my love language is quality time. You could just sit with me watching tv all day, as long as we are together that makes me happy. I realize that’s how I like to receive love, but I express it through acts of service. If you ask me to do anything and it’s within my reach I will do it, or be there. It took me awhile to realize these love languages, and I’m glad that I discovered them sooner than later in my life. Life experience has taught me that it’s ok to be who I am just the way I am.
What is your love language? How do you show your love? If you’re not sure, [take this test] to find out.
Happy Valentines Day,
January is a busy month for my family. We have 5 birthdays in the month of January. My girls have a 7 year age difference with birthdays 2 weeks apart. This year I opted out of having traditional birthday parties and convinced #boothang that we should take the girls to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. While the girls have been before with their grandparents, this was our first time as a family. I must admit I think deep down I was more excited than the girls! A chance to relax, rest, and enjoy all the amenities that the indoor water park resort had to offer--who could ask for anything more?
We headed straight to our suite to unload our things, after we received our wristbands and meal vouchers. Then it was straight to the water park from there. Slides of all sizes and speeds are available for the adventurous and those who like to play it safe. We enjoyed a few family slides together, but had to convince our youngest that she could handle it. Wolly mammoth, Vortex and Niagara rapids run were some of my personal favourites. Through all the screams and my laughter, she survived and now she can go and brag to all her kindergarten friends. Other than the slides, we relaxed in the lazy river and jumped in some waves at the wave pool.
Of course all this family fun time can make everyone hungry, so off we went to get some eats. I'm so glad that we purchased a meal plan and didn’t have to worry about leaving to go leave the lodge to get food. Nice and convenient! This was a great way to spend quality family time, celebrate life, and enjoy a taste of summer-like feeling indoors (especially with the winter we've been having). The Knights will definitely be back. Hopefully with a few friends next time.
Have you been to Great Wolf Lodge? What was your favourite part of your stay?