Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Day

Do you ever feel like a bird would feel if it came in for a drink in my birdbath? Today I felt like Satan was lying in wait for me just like this cat is awaiting its prey. Yesterday was full of disappointments. Many of them were little-like not being able to find any maternity pants at my favorite thrift store. It was no small deal though when Shane went to work 4 hours early only to be told the schedule was changed and they forgot to tell him. Ash's team lost their game and it was simply a long, hard day.



So today is our 13th anniversary. We both had to work, Ash had another game, and I was still exhausted. I cried a lot this morning. We didn't do school and I didn't even shower until right before work. I tried to be happy, but my heart and mind were just too tired and stressed. I sat on the porch, enjoying the morning shade and noticed this neat spider web. Do you think the heart shape was a gift from God to us on our anniversary?

I tried to count my blessings (even this one, lol!). I thought about my friends going through other, bigger ordeals this week. There is a lot of struggling going on in the lives of those around me and I know I'm blessed beyond measure. But I was still worn out, emotionally, physically...and I wanted to feel like today was special, but it just felt like any other day. I wanted to go to work and escape in the work on my desk.

But my husband and friends had other plans--secret plans. I did go to work, but instead of hiding behind my desk, I was drawn into the staff work room where romantic delicacies awaited...chocolate covered cherries, strawberries, grapes, and cheesecake! Shane had conspired with Melissa (in the dots with her own baby belly!) to gift me with all these goodies. Thanks Melissa!

Shane had these beautiful flowers delivered then he showed up (I'm sure just for the cheesecake!) with wedding pictures to share with my friends. Boy, we've changed in 13 years. What I'm most proud of is our deep affection for each other. I am still madly in love with him and it only gets deeper. I could have never imagined love this strong and deep.

Here's a close up of the flowers. He researched the meanings behind each one and planned it all out. He tried to secure a bed and breakfast but all the ones he was interested in were booked. We plan to try to sneak away Friday night and then maybe book the B&B in September, as a last getaway before the baby comes.

I'm still tired and can't wait to crawl in bed, but my heart is full. Today was special because my man did a great job making me feel like his queen.

Guess what I got him? Yellow balloons :)

11 comments:

Supermom2JakeAndEmmy said...

Happy Anniversary! You and Shane are such good role models and an inspiration. I hope that Ronnie and I are still as loving and affectionate with each other after 13 years as ya'll are! God bless you guys!

Andrea said...

Dearest of friends,
You continue to inspire and encourage me through your writing and photography. What a delightful man you have chosen and celebrated with for 13 years. What a team! Happy Anniversary. I know of a B and B in Greenwood....

Andrea said...

Remind Melissa that I want to be her nurse again. She looks as beautiful as ever. Boy or Girl?

Wendy said...

Oh, but Andrea, you remember it wasn't always so peachy! Remember how I used to treat him in board meetings? What a shame...but how thankful I am that God redeems!

Melissa is having a GIRL! She's due in mid July and I'll pass on your request :)

Summer said...

Wow. I underestimated your man. He seriously researched the meanings of the flowers? Well isn't he just on a whole 'nother level. The love between you guys is obvious and I love that. even when Shane feels the need to get all pda:) it's cute. glad you had a happy day friend.

Wendy said...

He makes me want to crawl under my desk when he starts the PDA stuff up there. That's why he does it, he knows it drives me nuts :)

Wendy said...

Jennifer, thanks for being so encouraging. Shane and I were talking about our first years and shaking our heads in dismay...it's just a growing process, you know? If you work at it, it gets richer and better but it sure does take work! I bet you & Ron will be going strong in 2021!

Scott said...

Found a bird in my grill yesterday(vehicle grill, that is, not my teeth)...and ya, I think he had a better day than me...lol...Happy Anniversary!

Aletha said...

You are truly blessed to be with someone who loves you so much. To be cherished is very special. I hope I am as lucky when celebrating my 13th anniversary (right now we are in our not so peachy stage).

Congratulations!!

Jennifer said...

See, I knew it would turn out great!! Here's to our men who are not romantic by nature, but try so hard!! So sweet!

shirleyhill said...

Researched flowers, eh? Am I impressed. See..it wasnt such a bad day after all.