However this morning after hubby had left for work I was greeted with this in the kitchen...
Anyone who knows Tim knows what a big gesture this is. We have had years and years of oh you need it wrapped too? Is a card really necessary? You wanted the present on the actual day? My Grandma loved it when I got her the same thing?
Look he is awesome at so many things but gifts, surprises, little gestures of love are not his thing. I have long ago accepted this and now always point out very clearly exactly what present I want before said event takes place. Sometimes I even buy it but I draw the line at wrapping it for myself because that's just sad.
Although I don't think I can say that anymore. At Christmas he surprised me with an extra present. A pair of Converse which I totally love.
And now this. It made my day.
Now I needed to up my game. I didn't get him anything. For years I have been the one who does the thoughtful gifts and gestures and Tim the one who forgets. Don't tell him I said this but it was kind of fun being the superior more thoughtful one.
So I decided to make a card out of watercolour.
Thank you Pinterest for the inspiration...
Luckily for me Hubby does not know what Pinterest is, let alone it's vast magical powers. As far as he is concerned I came up with it all by myself.
You know I think I was wrong to cancel Valentines. We hurt because we love but to love is the greatest thing about us. It deserves to be celebrated in good times and in bad.
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." - George Sand