Happy Valentine's Day!
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"The Mexican" is still out of town. We will not be spending Valentine's Day together this year. They say "absence makes the heart grow fonder" and it is true.
Although I'm un poco triste, I'm choosing to look at the bright side!
The bright side? Yes, there is a silver lining to this cloud.
I'm going to buy my own present!
Hubby has always been a procrastinator when it comes to buying gifts. He usually waits until there is nothing left at the stores. For example, he always chooses Christmas Eve afternoon to go look for my Christmas present.
He has told me in the past to take the money he was going to spend and pick something out.
For years I refused. It just isn't the same. I wanted to see his creativity shine!
It is not so much about the price of the gift or the size of the gift, it's all about the creativity.
Don't get me wrong. He has tried. I give him major kudos for effort.
After our son was born, I told hubby for Christmas I wanted a necklace with our son's birthstone in it. Our son was born in November. I told him this was the "citrine" birthstone and even pointed it out to him in the store. Christmas morning I couldn't wait to open my gift. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and saw a necklace with an "opal" in it! October's birthstone!
Then one year for my birthday, hubby surprised me at work with a brand new car! Yes, the thought and effort were extremely nice. Actually the creativity was out of the roof on this one! My new red sport/race car had tons of racing gadgets inside and actual racing stripes going down the leather seats. The silver gas peddles had silver studs and it actually had some kind of extra tank to make it go faster. You could hear me coming from miles away. I started freaking out asking if he signed a contract yet. Thankfully we were able to take it back and switch it for a more toned down sports car. A camaro! The sports car I had always wanted.
(guess that one turned around in my favor!)
Over the years our gifts to each other have gotten smaller. It's all about our son now.
So, this Christmas I gave him some suggestions. I mentioned I needed some house shoes, a new bath robe, etc. Christmas morning I opened my present. He actually got me a nice new bath robe 3 sizes too small! Oh well, I was flattered he thought I could fit into it!
I'm very blessed to have a wonderful husband who although may not be the creative gift giver I dream of, he definitely loves his family and shows us in so many other ways.
I hope everyone has a beautiful Valentine's Day! Don't forget to tell the special people and friends in your life how much they mean to you!