Friday, May 21, 2010

Say It with Flowers

There's something about a man with an armful of flowers that really just makes my day. Last week, I was shoving vegetables in a bag when a blonde-haired guy sailed past me in the grocery store. I smiled at him and his face lit up in a grin. It was the flowers that said it all.

He was a tall, rugged looking guy in a beat-up pair of jeans. But none of that mattered. What mattered was the bundle of blooms he held upright in his hands. A bit of an amateur, the smile, the carry, that much I could tell.

Today, it was my day. The door opened and in rolled my guy in his chair. I saw the grin on his face, the same one I see every day. But then, as he swung around? I heard a hint of a rattling sound. A crimson bundle was sitting on top of his lap. The occasion? Well, none really. He is so not an amateur. And that is what I love most. You see with my guy, I've learned to expect the unexpected, to savor the small things for sure. But two dozen roses? I'm spoiled right down to the core!

What surprises have you found waiting inside your front door?


Smileyblueyes said...

you are a lucky girl!

How many years is it for you? We just celebrated our 30th! Wow! That is the surprise, in a way. But I too, married a romantic man, and he has kept the surprises coming all along....shhhh don't tell anyone...I don't want anyone to try and steal him.....just keep smiling......;)

gael lynch said...

Oh, you're so right, Di! I could tell just by looking at the pictures of the the two of you together. Tommy and I will be married 33 years in July. For the past 20 years of my teaching, I've gotten random deliveries at school! People always ask, "What's the occasion?" It just makes me smile!

So glad to hear from you!!

Tim Haywood said...

What a guy. Randomly giving flowers is such a great, easy thing to do, and I never do it. Good wake up call!

gael lynch said...

He is a good guy, Tim! Earns lots of bonus points...but then blows those points all the time too! He's a pretty crazy guy to be married to...but that's just part of the fun.