Thursday, February 14, 2013

love is a comfortable robe

I think I have the best husband in the world.

Out of the blue, while we were watching television, he presented me with a big box. It wasn't even Valentine's Day.

Inside the box was a luscious, fat terrycloth bath robe. Wrapped up in a big fat red grosgrain ribbon.

I thought maybe a customer gave it to him.

Or that he got bonus points to redeem for something free.

But no, he bought it for me. he said, "Honey, I hope that I am everything you will ever need in your life." I said, "babe, if that were the case I wouldn't need God or shopping."
I guess he’s tired of seeing me in Ben’s old flannel robe when I get out of the shower.

Of course, this certainly is a practical gift (in JR's words, I needed it, and he got gray so that it wouldn't show stains)  and not in any way a grrr wink wink gift.

But he remembered my love language,

And he surprised me.

And that’s just the best. I wrapped up in that robe and wore it straight into bed over my flannel pajamas that night and I loved it and I loved him.

Last night, I personalized that robe with an expression of love. With a leftover knitted heart class sample.  He thought it was cute.

This morning, I was texting my husband, my kids, and texting Lori...we were all chatting about Valentine's Day... thoughts of love, romantic gifts (or lack thereof) and how we were spending our days.

Me to JR:
You better go put a deposit on that serger so I can tell everyone what a wonderful husband I have because he bought me a serger for Valentines Day!

And within minutes, from Katie:
One of my favorite Valentine's memories of all was the year JR woke up early and drew a Valentine in the fresh snow... It didn't cost a single penny, but is showed he cared and was one of the sweetest things I've seen. Future male generations should follow suit and learn from this example so they are a role model to their sons on how to treat a lady! :) :) :) happy valentines day!

Me to Katie:
He is. Sometimes i think I need more and you remind me that anything he would buy doesnt last forever but his love for us will always be love

Me again:
Not that i still wouldn't mind a suprise michael kors chronograph two tone watch.....


Me to Lori:
I just texted kate back to thank her for the reminder that his love for us is forever but candy and flowers are so temporary.

Me again to Lori:
Except a serger. A serger is forever.

Oh yes sergers are forever. I read that on a Hallmark card.

                                                      Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. That was very sweet of JR and I like your personal touch to your robe. Did the serger come yet?

  2. Oh that is too funny! Sergers are forever, aren't they? At least that's what the hubby's say when you tell them you need a new one.

    Love the robe, what a sweet gift. :) g

  3. What a great gift! :)

  4. That was great, brought a smile to my face!

  5. So cute. I love your addition of the valentine heart to the you'll always remember the Day it was given to you. it looks soft and warm!


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