Now first of all, I have a wonderful, supportive, loving husband. I am blessed!
A couple of weeks ago, he bought me a new mixer, which I hadn't had one for probably close to 15 years, and then 2 dozen roses and also a Nook (Barnes and Nobles equivalent to a Kindle). I was very appreciative and thanked him profusely and then teased him that he must have done something wrong or had a mistress on the side. We laughed at that for a couple of days and then after Mother's Day, when each mom's expectations or so very high that every child will recognize your sacrifices and love over the years and you will be rewarded in some way by these said kids, I thought about these gifts. Ok, so we all know we have high hopes for this day and more often than not it just doesn't match up to our expectations. Well I went to the Komen walk on Mother's Day so I wasn't actually waiting around to see if and when the kids would call and I had lots of diversion and activity that day. I did get cards and some great accolades from my kids and the next morning I woke up and realized what my husband must have done to help orchestrate all of that so I would have the Mother's Day that Donna Reed and myself dreamed of. I went to work on Monday and after some reflection of the previous day, I sent him an email that just said how much I loved and appreciated what he does for me and how special that really is. His response was almost immediately back to my email box and said- "What's wrong?". After laughing for a few minutes I realized that quite honestly maybe I don't recognize often enough what he does do for me, our lives and our kids. Well, when I told my friend she burst out laughing and had to rush home to tell her husband and I do believe most of our town by way of the rumor mill has heard the story. In short, I best start improving my communication skills and acknowleding to my husband what he means to me and not just espousing his great attributes to others. PS- Still looking for any clues of why all the great gifts- (just kidding).
Great day today!