April 5, 2014
By: Jerry Miller

Quality Time

In case you missed the first part of this series ofThe Five Love Languagesmake sure you see ithere.

I am on a journey of re reading the book and also finding more ways to apply the principles in my every day life.

I seem to have tied in my love languages when I took thetest. I tied with Words Of Affirmation and also Quality Time.

I can see this... as I love spending time with my husband. Love. Love. Love. It doesn't matter what we are doing, working in the cattle yards or cuddling on the couch. I just love hanging out with him. He really is one of my closest friends.

Spending a Sunday afternoon working in my calving shed putting up a new working chute.

Quality Time is something we all appreciate, some more than others. Long car trips are things we really look forward to. Well, I do anyway.

It might mean having a buddy to run errands with during the week, sitting at home just hanging out and talking, long walks at dusk. These are all things you might appreciate if your love language is Quality Time.

Family Quality Time feeding the cows

Some things you may not like...being alone for long periods of time. I know I hate it. I always look forward to trips back home to visit my family or Ag conferences. But, it takes about two days in and I am already missing my farmer.

Hanging out in a group may get old. For me, this really doesn't apply too much I think. I love hanging out with our friends and I rarely turn down a chance to hang out with them! Especially now that we all have children, we never want to pass up that adult time!

When my husband and I first started dating all I did was sit in the tractor and ride around with him. Oh, how I miss those simple times! Now to spend some quality time it means hauling our two year old and at least one bag of toys and another of snacks!

If your special someone loves riding around in the tractor with you all day, conversation or no conversation, their love language might be Quality Time. So, cater to it! Enjoy just being their friend. And hanging out. Being together.

Here's to cuddling and long days in the tractor!