Wednesday, August 25, 2010

simple smiles: a sweet surprise

My husband is the best. I hope there are others who have amazing spouses or partners and would challenge me on this statement but with all the sweet ways he makes me smile, I know I’m a lucky girl. I was already smiling last night after coming home from work to find fresh flowers awaiting my arrival (he reads my blog!) and little did I know that things were going to get better. We headed to a nearby park to get in our daily exercise and after parting ways so I could run one more lap and my husband could begin his stretching (or so I thought), I was super surprised to come around the last corner and see the delightful spread that my husband had so sneakily and sweetly prepared for our dinner. He thought of everything for a picnic at the park…our beach blanket, a delicious chicken and pasta dish, lots of water to stay hydrated after my run, a sweater so I wouldn’t be shivering as the sun went down and a delicious treat that I like to call ‘heaven in a bottle'. (Okay, so he didn’t think to bring my camera but it was easy to forgive him for that one!...)

I love simple surprises such as the one I was so lucky to get last night. It wasn’t an expensive gift or fancy restaurant but it was so full of thought. It was something that I never would have guessed was coming and didn’t cost a lot to prepare. It was something that made me feel so important and so in love. It’s the little things that can make all the difference sometimes. Like getting flowers when it’s not your anniversary. Or realizing he remembered your favourite movie. I think the unexpected surprises are the ones that make me feel the most special. The ones that make me realize that I’m on someone’s mind for no reason other than they were thinking of me or wanted to see me smile. The fact that someone cares about me enough to want to see that surprised look in my eyes is a feeling that I hope never to take for granted. With so many reasons to give and receive gifts or to go out to celebrate, it’s often nice not to have a real reason - a sudden celebration or sweet surprise simply because you’re you. How could I not think I have the best husband?

What unexpected surprises have you received? What simple things make you smile?
PS This was my favourite surprise picnic...when he proposed!

20 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Awwwww That is sooooooo sweet...Well done to your hubby!!!
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: I hope you had a chance to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

Signe said...

aww, that is so sweet of him! you lucky girl :)

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Oh wow, that sounds wonderful. I want a surprise picnic now...

My boyfriend (who wasn't at the time) flew across Southeast Asia from Singapore to Laos, where I was doing my fieldwork, to surprise me. And we have been together ever since.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

How wonderful! There is nothing better than a thoughtful man. Sounds like you two definitely know how to keep romance alive in your marriage.

thelayeredpancake said...

aww!! so pretty. he's great.

Gina said...

you are a lucky girl! that is the sweetest picnic story :)

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

What a guy! I love sweet little surprises like this. I have to gently remind my love that I need these :) xo

OneCraftyFox said...

You have the best husband. In. The. World. lol!!

I love sweet little surprises. One time I went out a drink with my coworkers at the end of day in the middle of winter. It was freezing out!! My hunny texted me and told me to let him know when I was ready to come home, he would pick me up so that I would not have to wait in the cold and snow for a streetcar. When he arrived to pick me up, he had a canteen full of hot chicken soup for me in the car!!

I thought that was totally sweet ;)

Karen said...

So sweet! Funny enough, I have something I call "Heaven in a Bottle" too, but it's salad dressing. Your version is pretty good too!

accidentally, kle said...

Thanks for the note on my blog - glad you left it as it's led me here and I love your blog too!

What a thoughtful hubby you have, they're the best kind! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh that's just the sweetest!!! Unexpected surprises are just the best. I'm lucky that I get those too from time to time. I hope everyone does :)

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ah, that's so sweet of him! Especially that he read your blog and went out and got you some fresh flowers. I love it!

Molly said...

What a sweet surprise! It's such a gift to be pampered by a romantic man. You're a fortunate lady!

Skywaitress said...

Oh my goodness, swoon! What a sweetheart. Those little, thoughtful romantic gestures are the best.

Adorable!

Collette Osuna said...

SOunds wonderful....thanks for stopping by my blog....super sweet of you.

photohogger said...

I think I speak for everyone when I say...." AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

That is so cute! What a lovely romantic surprise!

And that proposal; how sweet!

Krystal said...

that is SO sweet! i agree, the unexpected things make me so happy. i have a pretty awesome husband too :)

fsubucketlist said...

So so adorable! You're so lucky to have found someone who makes you happy :)

Natasha said...

How nice! Little surprises like that are the best!

Natasha
http://days-of-natasha.blogspot.com/

ag. said...

Aww, thank you so much for all the sweet comments! I truly am a lucky girl!