Thursday, September 17, 2009

Home-Grown Happenings

This AM: I was sitting at the computer with my morning companion (a.k.a. cup of coffee), checking emails and such, when much to my surprise and bewilderment, two lovely spider lilies were handed to me right out of the blue.

Well, actually, right out of the yard but who cares...

I was taken aback by the moment. Almost speechless. Though, I did manage a smile and thank you.

Hubby says, "You're welcome." He doesn't smile, hug, kiss me or anything like that, he just says, "You're welcome", then, gathers his stuff and heads off to work.

I mean, don't get me wrong, we're polite to one another and all... but the sweet and thoughtful things (such as flower giving), I thought h
ad long since sunk to the bottom of some unknown ocean... along with that ship we keep expecting to come in, you know?

A beautiful moment! Not because of the flowers themselves (though lovely they were) but because of the unexpected sweet gesture from someone whom I thought (at least for me) there were no sweet feelings left.

They now sit in a glass vase on the kitchen table.

I've walked passed them several times today, and each time, I
pause and stare at the long-stemmed enigma sitting before me, wondering what to make of it.

Is it a beginning of sweet moments or just a spur-of-the-moment thing that won't happen again till the next millennium?

I prefer to think of it as a new beginning.

Of what, though? Love? Forgiveness? Acceptance? All the above?
Or, am I over-thinking it... as I so often do?

Well, whatever the reason. . . it made me smile.

To me, it was as if he had handed me. . .

a dozen roses

wrapped in

a chocolate ribbon

stuck in

a strawberry cheesecake.



2busy said...

What a lovely, sweet gesture. Take of it what you will, but it sounds like he was reaching out. What can you do in return?

4evernite said...

That's a good question 2busy. I'll come up with something, I'm sure. :-)

Jo said...

How lovely for you. What an unexpected gift--whatever his reason, it sounds like you certainly appreciated it and reacted graciously.

Perhaps when you're out next--look for something he rarely buys himself, just a small gesture; his favorite candy bar or magazine and surprise him...

Maybe this really signifies a new beginning--but IF it doesn't (not to be a naysayer), simply enjoy this and don't let anything take away this lovely moment and gift.

Thank you for always stopping by my blog--it's always nice to see you. :)

Peace, love and happiness,
"Diary OF A sSd Housewife"

4evernite said...

What great suggestions, Jo. Thank you :-)

Betty said...

I loved your post, especially the last paragraph. So impressive. It seemed to me like he was reaching out.
Thank you so much for passing by.
I don't think planting tree is a realistic idea. Maybe sometime in the future.

xxx and :-)

4evernite said...

Betty, thank you too for stopping by. :-)

Anonymous said...

how sweet...its those little unexpected things in life that make it all worth while:) I love spider lillies, cool flower

4evernite said...

Thank you Steven. I'm trying to appreciate the little things more. Spider Lilies ARE cool. They don't seem to need much attention to flourish and grow.

erin said...

What a sweet posting...i like your blog and your optimistic way of putting things...)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I would love a simple gesture like that from my husband. Instead I'll envy your moment.

4evernite said...

Erin and QZFB, thank you both for stopping by :-)

Betty said...

I really enjoy reading your blog page. I wish I could express whats inside me like you do.

4evernite said...

Thanks Betty, that means a lot, coming from you. :-)