At my house, we always have a double celebration on February 14th. We celebrate Valentine's Day, of course, but also, we celebrate my husband's birthday.
Each year, I try to honor him on Confessions of the Obsessed. Last year was the exception - I honored his mother, instead. She had a big birthday in February that was worth celebrating, but you can read about that special occasion HERE. This year, the post is all about my Valentine!!
This post, especially, is an opportunity to say, "Thank you!" for all of the wonderful things that he does for me and the rest of our family. He is a master of doing thoughtful things...
What do you say, about a man who recently went to fetch the mail from the mailbox and, on returning, presented me with a copy of "Southern Lady" magazine. He had secretly subscribed to the the magazine for me. I so enjoy reading that magazine, but had no idea that he had ever heard me mention it. How can you not absolutely adore someone who knows you so well and would go to all of that trouble???? Thank you, dear...
Last summer, after he retired, we went on a long driving trip to New York state and other surrounding states, as well. On our way home, I mentioned that Lenox had a warehouse outlet in Cranbury, New Jersey. Amazingly enough, I had a great coupon, which was still good. Of course, he insisted that we stop and he patiently waited, while I shopped. He helped by showing me a few things that he thought I might like (I did!) and I had the time of my life in that store. For those of you who live nearby, I am totally jealous!!! I wish I could spend a week-end there...
For those of you who do not live near the warehouse, here is a collage of some of the photos I took, while shopping. China heaven!!!
He has surprised me so many times with things that he heard me mention once or, maybe, twice.
Once he arrived home, after work, and gave me this stunning Towle "Princess" sterling tomato server. This piece, I had mentioned more than twice!! It is one of the most beautiful pieces of silver that I have ever seen. I thought I might receive it for a birthday or Christmas gift (at least, I was hoping!!). However, he bought it early and gave it to me, because Replacements had only one and he was afraid that it might be gone, before some occasion came along. Can you see the cut-out tomatoes and leaves in the bowl???? Isn't it gorgeous! I can never thank him enough for this one.
I do not want you to think that I love him, because of the things that he gives me. It is not that at all. It is because he pays attention to the things that interest me and makes me feel that they are important - that I am important to him. I cannot think of anything that could make me happier. He is better to me than I deserve, I am sure, but I am grateful that he keeps me around...
He is smart and funny and has the most beautiful eyes that I have ever seen. He is a great dad, grandfather, brother, son and husband and I can never express to him how much I love him. I have known him, since I was 14 years old and I hope that I will know him still, when I am 114!! And who says love cannot last????
Happy Birthday, dear - I love you to the moon and back and I hope this wasn't too embarrassing - lol!!
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Bargain Decorating with Laurie for Valentine Par-tay!