Wow, This month’s theme is romance…I write romance, but I have a fairly unromantic life. My husband is fun and I love him to death but romantic he’s not. So trying to come up with the most romantic thing that’s happened to me…is hard.
We never made it on our honeymoon to the Oregon coast because the car broke down and when we arrived home before he could work on the car, the phone rang. It was one of his customers calling with a job. We needed money for the car, so he went to work and we never honeymooned. But for many years he took me to the coast for our anniversary.
He gave me a hay baler for Christmas one year because the old one was a pain in the rear.
Another Christmas, he gave me gorgeous earring jackets but no diamond or pearl studs to put them on.
I guess I’d have to say the most romantic gesture he made was a couple of summers ago after I’d had a run-in with a rattlesnake. The dogs and I had come across a rattlesnake while moving a wheel line. I wanted to kill the snake but couldn’t get up my courage. I even walked back to the vehicle and grabbed a shovel to do the deed. But in the end, I talked myself out of getting close enough to kill the snake.
I told my husband about the snake. “Why didn’t you kill it?” he asked.
My come back: “What if I hadn’t killed him and just made him mad?” This garnered me the raised eyebrow look. At that moment I wondered how this marriage and this man had survived thirty years.
An hour later, my husband arrived at the cabin door with a small sunflower tucked in his shirt pocket. He pulled the bright yellow bloom out with a flourish and handed it to me with a smile that lit up his eyes. All was forgiven.
I guess it’s the little moments like that that I find romantic. How about you? What small gesture has your significant other done that pitter-patted your heart?