Well, Wayne did it up big this year. Normally we just trade cards on Valentine’s Day. But this year…he went all out!
In addition to cards (which I got Sunday morning), Valentine’s came early when he surprised me by stuffing an iPod Touch in my purse on Saturday morning! (And if you saw how little my purse is, you’d understand that “stuffed” is an understatement.)
And I say surprised because I had no clue he’d went shopping for a present. (I saw him come home with cards early in the week and accidentally found where he’d stashed them, but I didn’t see the iPod!)
I have a devil of a time buying for him come birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas. Last year for Valentine’s Day I gave him a personalized print I found in one of my catalogs.
I broke down and got it because I couldn’t drive still then. There was no way for me to get him cards. Plus, I was knee deep in chemo and still having freak outs worrying if it was working, would I recover, would I die…. I wanted something to show him how much I loved him and to express he’s my Valentine come not only February 14th but the whole year through. That print summed it up.
But this year I had nothing. I requested could we just do cards, would that be okay?
Well, it seems this year Wayne was the one affected by all we’d gone through with the hitchhiker. He knew how much I’d been wanting an iPhone or iPod Touch. (I knew I couldn’t really justify the monthy iPhone fees, but I’ve been so intrigued by all the apps and stuff.)
He said Life’s too short to deny ourselves simple pleasures. Might as well splurge a little and celebrate being able to still share our lives together.
But what was even funnier…I was a big ol’ grump to him Friday night and starting Saturday morning. I grumbled at him for leaving me on the couch when I fell asleep there Friday night –and sticking me with Murph duties.
He kind of kept chuckling. I wanted him to say sorry so it made me more mad. But instead all he said was, “You’re going to feel so sorry…”
I thought he was bluffing. No way had he gone to the trouble of getting me a present. (He had asked what I might want. I showed him a ring in this one catalog. But I knew he hadn’t ordered it.)
I never in a million years would’ve thought he’d get me an iPod Touch. I was so stoked…and he was right.
I did feel bad after. But also so excited. Wayne once again keeps me on my toes and pulls out a romantic gesture just when I think he won’t.
That husband of mine…full of surprises and spoils me rotten. It’s why I love him so!
(And the spoiling didn’t stop there. It was an almost “no dishes weekend” too. Saturday he took me out to lunch and then to Greek for dinner. I made him breakfast Sunday morning, but then he made reservations for us Sunday night at our favorite restaurant and got us my favorite appetizers: a dozen oysters on the half shell! Full tummies, a new toy, great cards, tons of hugs and kisses and rejoicing at being alive and still together…it was a Valentine’s Day for the record books!)