I will tell you what that ‘Romantic Thing’ was with a little story.
Snow started falling December 16, 2016. It continued to snow periodically through this February 7th.
January 10, 2017, our anniversary and another foot and half of snow fell by 7:00 am that morning. We spent our day shoveling mounds of snow off the driveway (really long), off the sidewalks and from around the cars. It took longer than usual because it was so darn cold! We’re talking nine degrees!
So we’d shovel for a while, go into the house get warmed up and back out we’d go. We have to keep our drive and sidewalks cleared as my 91 year old mom lives with us. She uses a walker and needs a clear space to get to the car. In case we had to take her or one of us to the doctor or hospital, the snow had to be shoveled.
It continued to snow all day long. We shoveled the drive another two times before the day was over. Our anniversary, our special day we’ve always celebrated, but this year no special anniversary dinner, movie out or anything. We were exhausted. By mutual agreement, we wished each other Happy Anniversary, and we watched a movie on T.V. and ate popcorn.
Fast forward to January 25, 2017, I went to my writer friend’s house for lunch. I had a great time, lots of good conversation and food. When I got home and walked into the bedroom, there were two cards on my pillow. There was a sentimental and a funny wedding anniversary card. Inside, my husband had written “Tho the snows of 2017 caused a delay, I wanted to tell you how much being married to you, means to me! And how much I appreciated you shoveling with me.”
Next to the cards was a gift bag. Inside was a beautiful silver and emerald earrings and necklace set.
He tells me he loves me every day. But this was romantic, because it was unexpected and from the heart.
My husband does things every day that shows me he loves me. I do the same for him. That’s what keeps our love burning.
May you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, another day for showing your special someone how much you are thankful for them and appreciate them.