Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10 on the tenth, let's look and a blog hop

 


Happy Wednesday, friends! These days I am all about blog link-ups and today is no exception. I'm linking up with Leslie from a blog I have recently found called Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After. I've never participated in this link-up before, so I thought it'd be fun to do this month. Because of Sunday being Valentine's day, all the questions this month are about love. I'm also linking up with Erika from A Little Bit of Everything and Shay from Mix and Match Mama, as they discuss love languages today. I am also participating in a Wednesday blog hop that I found through Penny over at Penny's Passion. I'll jump right in!




How romantic am I? Based upon my love of a good rom-com or Hallmark movie, I'd say that I am more romantic than I originally thought. The problem is that I've changed over the years and though I used to not be this way, I am now. I swoon over undivided attention, compliments, an arm around me or my husband playing with my hair. Insert emoji with heart eyes here.

What's the best relationship advice? I have two things I tell people—the first and most important is for married couples to keep Jesus at the very center of your marriage. If you both have your eyes fixed on Him, everything else will always fall into place. If you don't do this, it will all slowly fall apart. I have proof of this and I know it to be true.

The second piece of advice I give is don't go to bed angry. But sometimes, acknowledge that you're tired and instead of keeping on at it, kiss and say goodnight and resume the talk the next day. Everything is always better in the morning light. 

One last one—kiss often as a greeting and when you're leaving.

At what age did I begin dating? I was sixteen when I had my first real date and it was a boy from school. (I don't remember how old I was when I had my first kiss and don't remember how I felt about it...maybe that says something?)

What makes a relationship healthy? COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, communication. Did I mention communication? I will also say the physical side of a marriage is also VERY important and can either make your marriage stronger or the lack of it can destroy your marriage altogether. (The grass is NEVER greener on the other side.)

I asked Todd this same question and he said two things as well—intimacy in a marriage and also the knowledge that he can be comfortable being who he is and not having to worry about what I think of him.

What is my love language? What is Todd's? My love languages are tied with two—physical touch and quality time and Todd's are the EXACT same. I think it's good that we get each other. Here is an online quiz you can take to find yours! I encourage everyone to do this and get your kids to do it as well! I think this is good information to know. 

What is one couple I know that I admire in terms of love? Um....this is a hard one, because NOBODY is perfect. We're all flawed human beings and all of us can be dumb from time to time. One couple that does stick out in my mind is a couple that I didn't personally know, but saw and witnessed. It was an older couple who used to go to our town square every weekend in the summer when live music was playing, and they would just dance and dance and dance. I want to be like that. I think it's the sweetest thing I ever saw, but I do know that the husband passed away a couple of years ago. I think they went to our church. They just always seemed so in love and I want to be like that.

Who is your favorite celebrity or fictional couple? I don't know of a single celebrity couple alive that I admire, but I loved the relationship that George Bush and his beloved Barbara had. Favorite fictional couple would be Allie and Noah from The Notebook. 

Name a flavor of food I love. (And a scent and activity.) I love Mexican food! I could eat it almost every day of my life. I also love coconut. My favorite scent is anything really clean and fresh smelling or minty. An activity I enjoy is driving around with Todd and looking at houses. We've loved doing that since we were teenagers. 

Do I believe in love at first sight and do I believe that people are made for each other and soul mates? I don't really believe in love at first sight. I believe the more you know someone, the more you love them. I do believe that the Lord does have that person who is perfect for someone. I have always told my sons this and believe it years later. I say all the time that we are nowhere near being perfect, but we are perfect for each other.

In a covid free world, what would I like to do for Valentine's weekend? I don't really think highly of Valentine's day, but for fun I'd love to go to NYC again someday. We went there four years ago for our anniversary and birthdays, but we missed some things and I want to do it all over again. (I cannot believe I never once ate a bagel and cream cheese while I was there and that we missed out on going to Serendipity.)  


I'll leave you with this picture of my lobster and me on the night before our 24th wedding anniversary. 

Thanks for reading my blog! Love to all. 

6 comments:

Memphis Bridges said...

Fun post! I feel like my love language has changed in the last few years, so I am going to re-take this quiz and see what it says. Have a great day!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

I do think we change over the years. I need to retake it too!

Bri Runde said...

Love the marriage advice you give, as well as that you answered that you don't really admire anyone and the reasons you gave. I think it's important for people today to understand that we are all flawed and no relationship is going to be a fairy tale. Well stated. Have a great rest of the week, Jennifer.

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Thanks, Bri! It's so true, we are all very imperfect human beings and I am a very realistic person...and know that even if things seem perfect, they're usually far from it. I hope the rest of your week is great!

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