Surprises

cosmos
Most of us enjoy surprises. Some of us don’t. When Bob and I married, we vowed not to surprise the other at work on birthdays and anniversaries. I should have thought about Valentine’s Day.
 
One year Bob sent me a singing telegram on Valentine’s Day. It came straight to my desk at work. Sung by a Barbershop quartet made up of members from the chorus Bob sang with, I blushed as the center of attention.
 
Spring is full of surprises. One has appeared in the one sunny spot in our front yard. I noticed it a few days ago and mentioned to Bob the leaves unfurling on tiny green stems looked like cosmos. Bob knows I love cosmos.
 
After several such comments, Bob looked at me and said, “Surprise! I planted some cosmos seeds.” What a delightful surprise and beautiful thought my gardening husband shared with me.
 
Image by Jean Degryse from Pixabay 

4 Replies to “Surprises”

  1. It takes a special kind of man to do such a thoughtful thing. What a gift Bob is!

    1. And something told me he was special the moment I met him! Nothing’s changed in almost 38 years. Thanks for reading, Linda.

  2. He’s a keeper!

    1. Jill, thanks for noting my guy’s a keeper!

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