Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SOLS: A Keeper




Slice of Life Stories hosted



Valentine's day morning

Me:  "Uh, happy Valentine's day."

Hubby: "Oh, yeah. Happy Valentine's day.  Hope you have a good day."

Me: "Thanks. You too."

No card. No gift. Nada, nothing, zilch.  I was the first to say it.  I reminded him about the day.  And I am the one who doesn't even like this so-called holiday!


Valentine's day . . . a few hours later

I received a sweet email at work.  And a phone call at lunch.  And a text on my way to pick up the girls asking if I wanted to order Chinese take-out that he would pick up on the way home.  It's the little things that matter.


Valentine's day evening

Hubby:  "I want to give the girls their Valentine's day gifts."

Scrounging in a bag, he finally pulled out two small white boxes.

Hubby:  "One for M. and one for P.! Go show Momma!"

Each girl received a Pandora charm to add to my bracelet. A pink one and a purple one.  One day the bracelet will belong to them.

Hubby:  "I didn't go to Sports Authority last night."

Me:  "Really?  You need to read my blog post that I wrote last night."  I said laughing in delight that I was surprised even though I really wasn't surprised.

The romantic gestures (almost) all day were all part of his master plan.  I'll continue to let him enjoy his day to be romantic.  He's a keeper, that's for sure!

11 comments:

  1. He is a keeper! You are so right, it is the little things that make the biggest difference. Lucky you!

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  2. Lovely. I loved this little glimpse into your world...

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  3. I think he showed you much in all those little ways. It sounds like a 'sweet' Valentine's Day for everyone.

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  4. May-be you do like Valentine's Day a little bit? Just because you have your Valentine.
    Terje

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  5. Such a cute story! Sometimes Chinese takeout is better than the most elegant dinner. How wonderful that you have someone so sweet!

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  6. He definitely does sound like a good guy to make such a really special all-day long Valentine's Day! Did you let him read this?

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  7. This slice made me smile! Being surprised by the thoughtfulness is half the fun! Those charms for your daughters were too sweet!

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  8. So sweet!!! The charms for your girls to add to your bracelet!!! I love that idea. But I won't get used to it - my boys would have to hang giant Nerf darts, Ninjago Legos and Star Wars light sabers to my wrist. Not very romantic. Yes, he's a keeper. :) I loved how you set this post up as a conversation. :) (I found it on my first link to SOL at Two W. Teachers.)

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  9. Awww so sweet. Yep a keeper that's for sure!
    Tammy

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  10. Its always fun when people find their keepers. Here's to years and years of memories and your keeper.

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  11. Gotta love how those husbands can surprise you! I'm so glad that it turned out to be a special day.

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