Love is building your wife a bookcase, to the exact specifications of one she already has.
It’s taking the time to make it as perfect as possible, even adding trim and adjustable shelves for a professional look.
It’s trying several different finishes, searching to create the style she desires, and not complaining when she decides that she just wants it painted.
It’s spending Saturday afternoon in a hot garage with pungent paint fumes so that it will be finished and ready to use.
The longer I’m married, the more I’m learning that there are many ways to say “I love you.” They aren’t always verbal, nor physical, nor emotional – and rarely wrapped in a package with a bow on top. But if I listen with my heart, I can hear it….in the popping of a nail gun, the whirring of a sander.
When all is said and done, it’s more than a bookcase – it’s a labor of love.
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