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Today is Valentine’s Day. Normally, Valentine’s Day is not a big deal to my hubby and I. Sure, we sometimes give each other small gifts on this day but as far as I can remember we’ve only gone out on a date to celebrate Valentine’s Day once in the past almost 9 years that we’ve been together. Not that we don’t appreciate romance. It’s just that at this time in our family life, going out on a date is impossible because we can’tΒ leave our little boys with anyone.

Besides, Valentine’s Day is so commercialized already. It’s not really about what material gift we can give each other on this day. What matters most is how we show our love for each other. We show love through our actions.

My hubby is a man of a few words. He’s not into small talk. It takes much prodding before you can get a full story out of him. However, when it comes to deeds, he doesn’t fall short. Even if he doesn’t say it, I know he loves me and our kids because of what he does for us. His love language is ACTS OF SERVICE. Some of the things he does for us include:

Cooking and Washing Dishes

Even though I’ve learned to cook a lot during the past 3 or 4 years, I still believe that hubby is the better cook. He likes to experiment with dishes. His creations are always tasty no matter if he just mixed up a variety of different ingredients. While he doesn’t have much time to cook during the week, he makes it a point to give me a break on the weekends and does the cooking himself.

Just this morning, on Valentine’s Day, he got home from work and proceeded to the kitchen to prepare breakfast for me and the boys. These are the mini pancakes with strawberry syrup that he prepared for me. Sweet!

When it comes to washing the dishes, I’m usually the one who does it. But when he sees I’m busy, he does it himself. I really appreciate this because we usually have to wash a lot of dishes since there are five of us in the house, sometimes seven. Good thing we use Bubble Man dish washing liquid. It just makes dish washing easier and faster.

We tried Bubble Man for the first time last year and we really loved it because it really is a safe, effective and affordable dish washing liquid. It doesn’t dry our hands at all because it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, making it very environment-friendly too. Also, it removes dirt and grease easily, which means you spend less time washing dishes. The dishes smell good too! Bubble Man actually comes in three scents, Lemon, Calamansi and Antibac.

Plus, it’s safe to use for baby bottles! While I’m exclusively breastfeed our baby, we let him drink expressed breastmilk occasionally when I need to attend an event. So good to know I no longer need to buy a separate bottle cleanser for Zander’s bottles.

Fixing Things Around the House

Hubby is usually quiet but he’s always paying attention to everything and everyone around him. He’s always looking around for something to fix or repair. If there’s nothing to repair, he looks for stuff in the house that he can improve to make our lives better. Oftentimes, he’d see me having difficulty with something around the house and wouldn’t say anything. Little did I know, he was already thinking of ways how to make the situation better for me.

For instance, he made designed a shelf for my books and planners. He had it made thenΒ installed it himself at my workstation. He also DIY’d a magnet board for me – in purple, of course, because it’s my favorite color.

Taking Care of the Kids

He has always been a hands-on dad even when we didn’t have our boys yet. He helped me take care and raise my two daughters, Zoe and Ziya. Even if they’re just his stepkids, he never made me or them feel that he loves them any less. He’s always thinking of all four kids and is constantly coming up with ways to make them feel comfortable, happy and loved.

He takes care of baby Zander, changes his diapers, plays with him and puts him to sleep, even if he’s already tired from work. He tends to Ziggy when he sees I’m busy taking care of the baby. He provides for them to the best of his ability.

Being the dad, he also teaches our son, Ziggy, to help me around the house. As early as two years old, Ziggy already had his own chores. Now that he’s almost six years old, he can already do more in terms of house chores and my hubby encourages him to do that. Here he washing a wash cloth for me (still using Bubble Man!), which we used for a homeschool Science experiment.

All-around Driver

I don’t drive. I prefer to commute instead. But hubby prefers not to let me commute and would rather drive me to my destination. It doesn’t matter if it’s near or far. It doesn’t matter if he’s too tired from work. He would take me to attend blogging events or meetings. He’s supportive like that. It feels good to know he’s taking care of me.

I admit it’s sometimes frustrating whenever the hubby is silent. But I’ve since learned to accept him as he is and to appreciate the things he does to show us he loves us. After all, actions speak louder than words. I don’t trust words, I trust actions. Words mean nothing to me because actions speak the truth.

So this Valentine’s Day, rather than just saying “I love you”, show your loved ones you love them.

To my hubby, thank you for everything that you do for us. Always know that we appreciate you and are grateful for all that you do. I only hope you also feel our never-ending love for you. Happy Hearts Day!!!


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  1. Such sweet husband. I Love it when he is just silent and yet he does everything to make life easy for you. Love the bookshelf initiative, the taking care of the girls, looking after the boys, and driving you anywhere. You’re lucky to have him just the same he is lucky to have you as a partner and mom to your kids.
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  2. That’s so nice of him to drive you, kahit pagod sya. β™₯ Belated Happy Valentine’s Day sa inyo! Now I miss my husband even more. πŸ™ Re: BubbleMan,I haven’t tried bubbleman pa, I’m checking it sa grocery, kaso di pa yata available dun sa binibilhan namin.
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  3. Aww. Nakaka-touch na yung kahit mag-prepare lang ng breakfast for you and the kids! <3 In our case naman, since hindi rin naman pwedeng maiwan ang aming little kuya, we only ate dinner in Wild wild wings here in Better Living Paranaque. He took a day off from office to be with me and our son the whole day and then we went out in the evening. It was just a simple dinner date with our son and my in-laws but it feels special as we don't always have a chance to go out on a date na. We'll be having our post V-day date tomorrow without the son, though. He'll be with his Lola in the mean time while we're away. πŸ™‚
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  4. Jay cooks too, but I still think I’m the better cook haha! I think that Jay and Jon have the same love language, they love to do things for the people they love even if it means sacrificing sleep. Jay was also the quiet type, pero parang dumaldal na hahaha.
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    1. Hahaha! Baka nahawa na sayo? πŸ™‚ I don’t think Jon will ever be madaldal.

  5. I think all men are less talk. Just like my husband, he shows his love by being a great provider and the best hands-on dad. We’re lucky to have them Janice πŸ™‚

  6. Your husband is like my hubby, he is also a man of few words. He shows his love through service which is an advantage for me because he helps me in doing chores and taking care of my son. πŸ™‚

  7. My hubby naman is more vocal than me. He’s more ma-PR compared saken na tahimik lang. Very sweet of your husband. You’re lucky to have him as he finds way to help around, and for sure, same goes for him to you. πŸ™‚
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  8. You are lucky to have a wonderful and supportive husband! Whenever your husband finds ways to help around the home, and add doing the dishes to the mix, parang wala ka nang hahanapin pa no? Everyday is just like Valentine’s! ^_^
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  9. Action speaks louder than words, indeed! You are blessed to have a loving relationship with your husband. May your marriage grow stronger through the years. πŸ™‚

  10. Hooray for hands-on husbands! Swerte natin that the men in our lives are helpful at home. I know I wouldn’t be able to do all that I do if not for the help of MrC. πŸ™‚ Yay for our guys!

  11. I think men who talk more than women are not real men (well, it’s just me). Your husband is so sweet, lucky you πŸ™‚
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  12. My husband’s love language is time, same as mine. But my secondary is acts of service πŸ™‚ You are blessed that the man in the house is reliable when it comes to chores and taking care of the kids. Yung ibang lalake kasi think na kabawasan sa pagkalalake when they help their wives.

  13. Awww, how sweet of your husband to share chores and taking care of the household with you! πŸ™‚ Belated happy hearts’ day! Keep the love alive! πŸ˜€
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  14. You’re a lucky lady for having such as sweet and caring husband. I think it’s great that he has taken the time to show how much he loves you by helping out. As for the dishwashing liquid, I haven’t tried it but i heard good things about it.

  15. Belated happy valentines to you and your husband! πŸ™‚ We don’t celebrate valentines that much too, just a little something here and there. Nothing fancy. This year he got me a tub of ice cream and chewy Chips Ahoy. I thought that was sweet. πŸ™‚ Domesticated men are just amazing.
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  16. Such a sweet husband! It’s nice that he helps you with almost all the chores around the house.
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  17. Oh you’re lucky to have such a wonderful husband who makes things easier for you. My hisband is a man of few words too but his love always shows through his works.. he always do things for me even if i dont have to tell him..

  18. Ang sweet naman ni husband. πŸ™‚

    Btw, I like using Bubbleman. This is my new fave dishwashing liquid. It’s cheaper than the other brands but works the same.

  19. Naku, my husband rarely do household chores. He will only do if he finds me really sick that I can no longer move LOL, I complain but that’s not enough to lose my affection for him.

  20. My hubby is always super busy and works really long hours so he doesn’t really participate in daily chores. If needed though he will help out like when we had no helpers.
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  21. You have a sweet husband! I think we’re alike because my husband’s the one who can cook better, even if pacham (pachamba) lang the dishes he cooks.
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  22. I agree that Valentine celebration is so commercialized already. Those mini pancakes he prepared for you and your kids are one of the sweetest things πŸ™‚
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  23. Having a husband that does all of the things you mentioned (washing the dishes, cooking, driving, taking care of the kids) is truly a great blessing! You are so lucky to have found someone like him!
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  24. I love your post. I think most husbands will love to read how they are being appreciated. One day, I’ll write one too. Thanks for the idea.
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  25. How I wish the husband would help around in the house more often! Even errands, I still have to do it. We both have a system that works, though I really wish he’d help more. Haha!
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  26. That’s cute at least even he is silent, he shows love in action. My husband also do the same way mas showy sa action πŸ™‚
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  27. You are so much blessed, Janice. Keep your love alive.
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  28. My husband also helps me with the house chores especially now that we don’t have any househelp at home except for our stay-out help which comes 2x a week only. Its really sweet of him to help. πŸ™‚
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  29. Too sweet! T_T Sometimes men indeed tend to not be too showy like women so we most of the time misinterpret that they don’t appreciate things or what not. Keep the fire burning!

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