This past August, I was whining and complaining about
The coveted fabric...plaid in top photoI stopped talking about it, kind of, and instead put all of my mental energy into how I could raise the funds needed to purchase said fabric.
A few days later, after a rough day of parenting and being sad and grumpy about his return to work, Dave surprised me with a gift. As I got into bed that night, I pulled back the covers to find 6 BEAUTIFUL YARDS of the beloved fabric. I think he was hoping for the reaction Debra Barone gives Ray when he starts vacuuming the drapes.
Debra: You are going to do the drapes?
Ray: No, silly, the Humm Vac is going to do the drapes. I'm just going to take the credit!
(Ray starts vacuuming the drapes)
Debra: I have never been more attracted to you in my entire life.
Instead, I cried.
How is it possible to teach the lesson of not rewarding bad behavior when I received such a gift? Thank God for Grace. Thank God for Dave. While I was treasuring and hoping the fabric would make me happy, it was the simple act of love and devotion on Dave's part that made me happy. I was astonished that he picked out the right fabric and the right amount. He was listening. He does care about the
So, while I write this, I am reminded of the husband who would buy me fabric because he knew it would make me happy. And, I wonder, what am I doing for him that is seemingly insignificant to me but means the world to him? I pray that I am showing him that he is the treasured thing in my life that I want to show and tell.
Shared with Cindy at My Romantic Home and Melissa at The Inspired Room.