Please allow me these ramblings, seeing as I have invaded my dear wife’s “cyber-space.” But today is Valentine’s Day and I have been searching high and low for a gift that would adequately express how much I love her.
Now, I have also tried to be unique when it comes to gift-giving, but this one, I wanted to be special. So tell me, what gift would be good enough for the woman who has positively changed my life. The woman who makes going to work in the morning sad and coming home in the evening exciting.
How do you express deep appreciation for the greatest cook, homemaker, designer, mother, and therapist? What’s appropriate for the girl whose ear is always open to listening to my same old dumb stories over and over again? She never says “honey, you told that one before (and it wasn’t funny then).”
How do I thank the woman who puts up with my ever-changing dreams? Last week I hoped to become a best-seller novelist, this week, a real estate mogul, next week, something else (probably a quarterback). She’s always there to keep me on course and remind me of our goals.
What gift would make up for all of the thank you’s that I forgot to say over the years. Like the time she came to the softball game in the rain and sat in the bleachers by herself. Or the countless notes that are left in my lunch bag, the emails with pics, etc.
I don’t know where I would be without her, probably not here. Sometimes, I watch her for across the room still captured with her beauty and loving her a thousand times more than the day I fell in love with you. So, I wonder, what can I do to show my dear wife how much I love her……Then it hit me……….This.