I think we can all agree- getting a sweet text message is a real pick me up. Especially when you’ve had a bad call or a crazy fire.
And it can be so much more than that too. It can be
- A sweet surprise
- A way for them to know that you are thinking about them
- A fun way to connect with them, when they aren’t home
- An easy way to add value to your relationship
- A way to surprise them with a date
We know that firefighter relationships aren’t always the easiest to maintain with the crazy schedules and the PTSD.
And let’s be honest- relationships take time and sometimes we feel like we have so much to do and so little time (or support or money or motivation) to do it!
Which is why these quick and easy texts are even more important. If you’re looking for tips instead of texts, head over to my relationship tips for Firefighters.
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When they are gone on shift, or for long periods of time, it can be hard to know what to text them besides the same old stuff. Or even worse, the constant ” I miss you’s”.
I get it- sometimes the distance, seems really far, especially when you have other things going on in your life.
Not to mention the Anxiety that comes from being a Firefighter Spouse
But let’s break away from talking about chores, the kids and if they slept that night and focus on some other things for a change.
I did write this more along the lines of the woman at home texting the man at work- but I totally understand there are many kickass female firefighters.
All the memes (for texting purposes) I created here are gender neutral. So ladies and gents- feel free to use these with whatever pronoun you like- just send the text!!!
Before the texts: A note about love languages
Have you read the book about love languages? If not, I highly suggest reading it (or at least look it up the free quiz he has to know what your love language is!)
Unless you struggle with arguing, in that case you’ll want to read this. It helped so much since we both grew up in dysfunctional families.
Though I mention the love languages because these messages can really speak to someone that needs Words of Affirmations. Obviously, they would enjoy all of these texts because that’s one of the primary ways they view love.
This can also work for those that have one of the other 5 love languages. For instance, someone that really enjoys physical touch, will enjoy the texts about being intimate or the texts about memories of being touched in the past. Example : “I can’t wait to hold you again”
Those that focus on acts of service can be thankful for texts like this: “I made you your favorite dessert- you can have it for breakfast when you get home!”
People that are more in tune with receiving gifts will appreciate texts like :”I have a special surprise for you when you get home!” or ” I’m planning to send something special with you next shift”
Those that like quality time will enjoy these kinds of texts: “Let’s snuggle when you get back” “Can’t wait to spend our next days off just doing nothing with you!”
And Remember- most people have TWO primary love languages, or two that are very close just depending on what’s going on in their life right then.
So you can mix and match what you need to shower your spouse with love!
40 Texts for your Firefighter
Meeting you was the best day of my life
Have I mentioned how Lucky I am to be with you.
I miss you like the idiot misses the point.
Bet you look super cute today in your uniform.
Pretty sure we need to schedule a meeting- of our lips.
Are you tired? Because you’ve been running around my mind for the last 24 hours.
I’m so thankful you are such a hard worker!
You make me want to be a better person
Hey! I love you silly man
You know what’s even better than my dreams? YOU!
I love being with you, can’t wait for you to get home so we can hang out.
You make it so easy to be in love with you.
I love that you still love me even when I’m at my worst.
You are my knight in dirty bunkers!
You are one of the biggest blessings to ever happen to me.
Thank you for being you.
Can’t stop smiling whenever I think of you!
If only you knew how much I really loved you.
I’m married to one handsome guy!
20.Did I mention lately that you have my heart? I’m so glad I can trust you with it!
I love you just the way you are.
I can’t wait to be pack in your arms again!
Today, Tomorrow and Forever, I’ll always be yours!
Thank you for helping out with…
You need to add me to the top of your to-do list
Even though your away, I still think about you all the time.
I’m so glad I get to grow old with you!
You are such a great dad (or brother, son, uncle)
It means so much to me when you…
I can’t wait to hear your voice again.
If I had to choose again, I’d choose you.
I’m so blessed to have you as my best friend, thanks for always being in my corner.
Remember that time when we… I can’t wait to do it again!
You are the very best thing to have ever happened to me.
You are one handsome looking man!
Thank you for working so hard for our family. It means a lot.
You are the one my heart loves.
Text messages are so easy to do, and so thoughtful, but require so little of your time! Take the 2 minutes to think about a cute text and send it over to your spouse. It could be just what they need to get them through the day!
Do you have any other things you do to be sweet to your spouse while they are away? Drop it in the comments below! And save this post for when you need some inspiration!
You can also check out this list of ways to instantly improve your marriage (when they are home!)
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