With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I thought I'd get a little sentimental about my wonderful husband! He has given me so much in my life!
One gift stands out in my mind as very special. I'm wearing it today, and I think about all it means when I put it on. It was actually a topic at an Engaged Encounter meeting where we had to write about something our spouse had given us, and then share with the group. As couples shared what each had given each other, like undying love, freedom to be themselves, encouragement, I felt kind of shallow because I wrote about a piece of jewelry.
I'm not a big one for diamonds or roses. Hubby was joking around this morning saying, "Oh, look, I could buy this $100.00 bouquet of roses for you out of this flyer, or I could by two 12oz ribeyes for $18. Which would you like?" Drool... nothing says, "I love you!" like dead cow! YUM! So I might be considered "low maintenance" in the gift department.
He gave me a silver necklace with a pendant just like this:
It was a Christmas gift the year I was pregnant with Addie. Besides my promise, engagement, and wedding rings, it was really the only jewelry he had ever given me. And it meant so much to me, and still does. It symbolized that he had given me the gift of children, something I had always wanted, and something no one else could have given me. Now, with baby three on the way, I still wear this symbol and love it, because of what it means to me.
I guess I'll keep him around for a while!