My birthday was Monday. Michael was scheduled to leave on Sunday for a 2 week TDY and wouldn’t be here for my actual birthday so he planned our traditional birthday celebrations for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening, after the children had given me their hand made birthday cards and our traditional store-bought birthday cake, Michael sent Eli downstairs to tell me “the babysitter will be here in 45 minutes”…
My wheels then began turning! Michael only gave me enough information to get me dressed in “a little bit dressier – but not fancy” clothes.
When the sitter (our close friend and her itty bitty baby) arrived, I soon discovered that the date wasn’t the only surprise they had cooked up for me.
I received this fancy thing with two extra attachments!!
Do I even need to say how floored and totally happy I am about this?
I later learned that not only was our friend (and her husband) obviously in on it, but so was the couple who had watched our kids the night before so we could attend Michael’s squadron Christmas party! He later confessed to being so stressed about having to hide something like this from me! AND our friend footed the entire bill for this surprise up front because I’m the bank account manager and he was afraid I’d check the bank account and see the debit!
A husband and friends like this are relationships that are definitely worth cultivating and cherishing! I am so blessed (not by *things* even though those are nice) and feel so loved and appreciated. This surprise is extra special for me because Michael doesn’t really do gifts or surprises, so knowing that he went to the effort to coordinate this is more meaningful than I could ever express.
This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.