Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Surprise For Me

Yesterday when I walked into my little office I was quite surprised to find an enormous bouquet of roses and evergreen branches sitting on my desk. My first thought was "Hmmm... What's going on here?" Now mind you, I do get flowers fairly often (usually for birthdays and Mother's day) so I don't know why that thought popped into my head--except that the arrangement was huge and very expensive and I was wondering who was trying to "butter" me up. :-)

Turns out that DH had been planning to send me flowers for some time now but just never got around to it until yesterday. I had wondered why he kept calling me to find out if I had been to the office yet.

They are the most beautiful flowers ever and the whole things smells absolutely awesome with the roses and the evergreen branches. Very festive and romantic. He sent three cards with them. One said "To my best friend", another said "To a wonderful mother", and the last said "To my wife". Awwwww... Isn't that just the sweetest thing??? I confess that I was very surprised--totally unsuspecting. :-)

I feel sorry for those sad couples who give up on their marriages after a few years when the "feelings" have faded. DH and I are not old yet, though we have been married for 27 years. Some of those years have been better than others (and some have been pretty awful) but I am so thankful that we have stuck it out and have arrived at this place where we are happy to just be together day in and day out--just being ourselves and enjoying each other. Many people can't imagine being with just one person for so long, but the neat thing is that we are constantly changing, growing and maturing. The 17 year old boy that I married (at the tender age of 15) is not the same person now. And neither am I. This is so a God thing!!

Anyway, I just wanted to share this lovely gesture of my husband to show how much he loves and misses me. Only 5 more days until he's home again!!


Anonymous said...

Well.... not long now and your dh will be home! What beautiful roses. How wonderful.

I love your new blog and enjoy reading. Haven't heard from you but hope everything is ok.

We are praying for Scott.


Georgiann said...

Hi there Kris~
What a beautiul bouquet of flowers! What a wonderful Husband!