Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day

I know it's been a couple days since Mother's Day but this is the first chance I've had to write about it. All I really wanted was to be left alone to sleep :) And maybe some chocolate! So that's what I got. No one bothered me and I got to sleep in til 9:30 then couldn't lay around anymore. I came out to see everyone frantically trying to finish up the cleaning they were doing. Waiting for me on the table were some flowers and chocolate. Many small boxes of chocolate :) MMMMMM! I opened the homemade cards, which were too cute and made me smile, and helped myself to a chocolate or two then noticed a black box under everything. It was my gift from Rob. I opened it up and saw a beautiful crystal piece with the kids' names etched in. There was also a little handprint and some beautiful words from Rob. Unbeknownst to me he had been having this made for me. Then he told me that the names were the actual signatures of the kids. He had, awhile ago, had the kids sign their names then scanned them in so the shop could use them to etch into the glass. Then he showed me that the handprint was the perfect size of Seth's hand, and was in fact the actual outline of his hand. That's when I lost it and just started bawling. He's never given me a gift that made me cry. I don't think he'll ever be able to top this one, nor will I. It's beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake. Definitely better then chocolate!! What a wonderful man I am married to! I love Rob dearly.

Missing him a lot right now. Rob's in Boston for work until Thursday. It's the farthest and longest we've ever been apart. Pathetic I know but we kind of like each other :) I don't know how other wives do it, with military husbands or husbands who have to travel a lot for work. It's times like these I realize how much I depend on him to help keep the house running and just how much he actually does around here.