Monday, March 10, 2008

On the Fourth Day of My Birthday My True Love Gave to Me...

I know this blog is supposed to be all about motherhood and the kiddies but I'm going to take just a little time to brag about my husband and all the wonderfulness he brought to my birthday this year.

Brian's never been bad about my birthday. He always remembers and he always gets me a thing or two. But in the past everything has always been, well, predictable. (Do you hear me, ladies?) This year, aside from the dinner reservations we had already made together, I saw none of it coming.

He decided to do the Four Days of my Birthday. So each day leading up to March 7th he brought home a little surprise singing, "On the first day of your birthday your true love gave to you..."

On the first day I got a big bouquet of pink tulips -- my fave! On the second day he brought me home a little bag of Godiva truffles. (Remember the dessert from my Thursday night recap?) And on the third day he wrote me a poem. **Sigh**

The fourth day was my birthday and I really had no idea what to expect. That morning I woke up to the usual sounds of William chatting away in his crib. As is routine, Brian had already left for work. So I grabbed the baby and headed down the stairs for breakfast. Brian had put my gift at the bottom of the stairs and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a framed layout of our wedding photos.

Now this might not seem like an extraordinary gift because you probably don't know the background. Brian and I never got our wedding photos. Sure we received the proofs a couple months after we got married but unfortunately our photographer was impossible to get a hold of so we never got the negatives or were able to order any prints. He is not a very easy man to work with. So after awhile we just gave up. A little more than a year and a half after we got married I became pregnant and then our wedding seemed like a distant memory. We knew that after the baby was born he would adorn all the picture frames we owned.

Unbeknown to me, Brian (with the help of my mom) tracked down the photographer and met with him a few weeks ago. I am happy to report that we should be receiving all of our negatives some time this week. Cross your fingers.

None of the gifts Brian gave me were worth all that much money. An important point in this one-income family. But with a little creativity and sincerity he was able to make my birthday feel so special and in turn make me feel so loved and appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. That is SO sweet - and what lovely photos! Happy Birthday to you!


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