It's Valentine's Day week and what better topic than LOVE!
Now I'm no relationship expert but I have been fortunate enough to have so many couple role models around me! My past relationships weren't the greatest. Some toxic and some simply just not a match made in heaven but they all taught me what I was and wasn't looking for in my future. As Ariana Grande would say, thank you, next. Too soon?
I spent a few years single and oddly enough I had a hard time in this phase. My friends had serious boyfriends, some engaged and others heading down the aisle and I couldn't help but feel like I was falling behind. Little did I know, the moment I stopped searching, focused on me and quit caring about being in a relationship is when I was finally in one.
Preston and I met a year and a half ago through a little app called Bumble and I will forever be thankful for my impulse decision to download it (probably due to wine and a night in with my roommate if I'm being honest). I like to think God truly had a plan for us after matching 3 times before ever saying anything to each other. A few matches later and a first initial meet and we were inseparable!
I fell for Preston very fast and what girl wouldn't knowing how amazing he is? I remember the very night I told him I loved him and the moment I knew it (yes, I said it first). It was a cold, rainy weekend in October and we were bar hopping all over Deep Ellum which lead to multiple moments of running in the rain. This is when every ounce of me is cringing thinking eww Randi, stop it with the Nicholas Sparks romance but that's exactly how it was. We were trying to find our Uber, running in the rain, holding hands and it just seemed like time slowed. Right then I knew, I love this man!
Something we talked about fairly early on, that I think has tremendously helped us from the very beginning was knowing each other's Love Language. I believe it's extremely important and helpful to know exactly how your significant other receives love the best. Preston's being physical touch first, quality time second and mine being acts of service first, quality time second.
If you've never read this book and have no idea what I'm talking about, author Gary Chapman wrote a book called The Five Love Languages. This book covers how to express and understand the love language your significant other is speaking. It's such a good and interesting read! The five love languages are:
- Physical Touch
- Quality Time
- Acts of Service
- Words of Affirmation
- Receiving Gifts
To quickly summarize or find out what your love language is you can take the test or order the book below!
Take the test here: 5 Love Languages Quiz
Purchase the book here: The Five Love Languages
I hope you enjoyed this read and a little insight to my life! Who knows what the future holds for us but hey, it's looking good so far 😉
photos by Madison Katlin Photography
Thanks so much for reading!