Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sensitivity and Knowing Our Partners...




 Happy Holidays people!  June and I will probably be  enjoying holiday break soon and you know what that means.... Friends, Family, Food, Fun, and some much needed time to enjoy a little special time just for us.
We wish you much merry making, and a happy, safe holiday to you and yours! Expect to see a few sporadic posts here and there, but as implied we will probably be pretty busy as this time of year keeps everyone on their toes. I was in a holiday state of mind today and for some reason it occurred to me that the holidays can be a pretty stressful time for our partners and loved ones... I  thought it prudent to share a little about sensitivity. 



  One of the greatest things that we can do for our partners is to be sensitive to their needs and thoughts. It isn't always easy to listen with grace, but often it is what is the most beneficial to our relationship. I've been with lady June for sometime now and I have a pretty good idea of what her needs are and how I can meet them. But you know, every now and again, June comes to me and it becomes very clear that the best thing I can do for her (and us) is slow down, take time and really hear her out. Sensitivity isn't always just about listening either.... sometimes it's about showing your partner that what is important to them is important to you too. After all, as with many things in life actions can speak a lot louder than words.


I've never been one to make "recommendations" or try to make DD/TTWD a one size fit all application, but I think if all of us are honest, we can all agree that we could show our partners more sensitivity  and appreciation for what is important and special to them. Even the small things in life take on a new vibrancy when we share them with  the ones we love... One of my favorite things in the world is to lay in bed holding June in my arms, listening to the rain on our roof and talking about the day/week's events, sharing thoughts, fears, dreams and ideas.

I'm not unrealistic, and I don't expect June to have the same enthusiasm for some of the interests and hobbies that I have and I think June somehow knows that I think Twilight... well June knows how I feel about twilight!  Still, knowing what is really important and knowing who your partner is can bring you valuable insight into not only who your partner is, but their thought process, their emotional process and in general what they need to remain happy, healthy and functioning at the highest levels.


 I've shared some of these ideas with my coworkers and sometimes they look at me like I'm from another planet, but I really do believe in my heart that there is so much value in giving your partner the love and attention they need in order to be themselves.Spending time daily and devoting a bit of attention and effort to what makes our partners soul sing can bring a world of good to any relationship.


Her POV 
I have been blessed in Ward...yeah, I know you have never heard me say that before, I should really try to be more demonstrative, lol. I have never had a partner take an interest in the things that interest me, even though I have shared theirs with them trying to foster closeness. 

So...even though I know how Ward feels about Twilight, when the newest installment comes out, he'll wrap his arms around me and whisper, "Date night, lovey?" Have I told you how awesome he is?  And he doesn't sit there and denigrate it because he doesn't especially enjoy it, he makes sure that I have the best time, and makes it special for us before and after we are in the seats. When we have family movie day he and I sit there like a couple of best friends, holding hands and giggling at the jokes the kids don't quite get....Witchy Wieners :-P  For my part, I watch football with him and try to get him to teach me so I can share his excitement.

We strive to be very in tune with and to serve the needs of the other. We are  diligent and attentive, and we have a great appreciation because it's really the first time either  of us have had it. For me, it is the most amazing thing to be of consequence. It still takes my breath away.

We wish you and your families the happiest of holidays. We do plan to hibernate just a little, we have a bunch of posts in the can. But we went for months thinking that he would be under the sea about this time. So we plan full well to enjoy every moment with which God has blessed chocolate on the tongue, rich and sweet.


  1. Happy Holidays to you and yours also. May they be filled with love, laughter and blessings galore.

  2. What a wonderful way to embrace the holidays, to remember to love each other and love those around you. I am looking forward to sharing this post with my husband. Yes, June, you have mentioned MANY times how blessed you are. But here's the thing. It doesn't get old. YOU ARE BLESSED - and he is as well. But the fact that you two work hard at your relationship is what makes you work and what makes you two so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! We'll miss you on your hibernation break!

  3. I hope you both have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and happy New Year.

  4. Have a blessed Christmas, Ward and June. Yes, yes, yes! We need to slow down and listen to each other especially during this busy season when its easy to get swept up in all the activities. Thanks for the reminder to be sensitive to our partner's needs.

  5. You are so right Ward, the holidays do seem to stress many of us out. These are wonderful suggestions for year-round and especially for the holiday season.

    Hmmm June... Have I heard you say you been blessed in Ward? Oh maybe once or twice. :D You can say it every post and it will always bring a smile to my face.

    You are so blessed in each other and such a joy that I am uplifted each time I visit. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Wishing you and your boys a Merry Christmas and lovely holidays. Enjoy your hibernation with one another!


  6. Thank you Ward, such wonderful suggestions. We definitely need to slow down and be sensitive to our partners needs and what's important to them. Something we should strive for year round, but especially at this time of year.

    Wishing you and the boys a Merry Christmas and enjoyable holiday season. Enjoy for hibernation together!


  7. @ sunnygirl - Thank you very much and the happiest of holidays to you and your family too!
    @ SirQsmlb - Thank you, We hope that you and your family enjoy a blessed and relaxing holiday!
    @ Annie - We hope you enjoy the wonderful food, friends, family and giving that comes with the season!
    @ Old Fashioned Marriage - Have a tremendous holiday season and thanks for taking the time to read and comment on our little blog!
    @ Cat - We are truley blessed in each other! We wish you the best of the holiday season!
    @ Roz - Smiles appreciating each other is what this season is all about! Happy Holidays!

  8. Great post as usual from you both.

    Have a great time together Ward and June, may it be a time of refreshing for you both. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

  9. Both of you inspire me. Love how you love one another!

  10. @M3 - Thank you for tuning in, we love hearing from you! Happy Christmas to you!
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  11. Awe you guys are awesome wishing you both very Happy holidays:-)

  12. Thank you Jasmine you are pretty awesome yourself!


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