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Today is my anniversary. I have been married now for 21 years, but have been with my husband for 23 years. He is my rockstar. He is my cheerleader. He is my soulmate. While we plan on going out tonight to celebrate our special day, earlier this week, I decided to surprise him with a simple gift that says “You’re Extra Special to Me”, just because. I used Extra Gum and a few of his favorite things. Here is how I did that.
My husband works so hard and so tirelessly for our family that I wanted to show him just how much he is appreciated. I was doing some grocery shopping at Walmart the other day and spied Red Dawn on sale in the $5 movie bin. I knew he had been wanting to see it, and he has sat through many of my chick flick Christmas movies recently. I grabbed it up and knew he would appreciate a little testosterone for the evening.
While on the seasonal aisle at Walmart, I found his absolute favorite candy in the world — these little marshmallow Santas. He loves those. I though — how cute would it be to tie those on to the top of the movie with some ribbon and set it in his chair for when he comes home?
While I was checking out, I looked over and spied the Extra Gum and thought, I can make a little note that says “You are extra special to me. Thanks for all you do. Enjoy your evening of fun!” Right there at the checkout, I grabbed a little pack and threw it in my buggy to complete my perfect gift.
Now here is why I made that sweet little gift for him–
My husband is the kind of husband that women dream of having. How I got so lucky and landed such a great guy, I will never ever know. He works tirelessly for our family to make sure we enjoy life. He is a very Godly man who puts Jesus first (which makes me love him all the more), and he pushes me to pursue my dreams of writing like no other person in this world.
He is truly a cheerleader for me.
When I want to give up and throw in the towel, he tells me to hang on — just give it a little more time. He reads every post I write and then encourages me to write more.
He tells me he loves me every single day — at least 10 times a day. I never have to worry whether he loves me or not, because he tells me all the time. He is so sweet and so special to me.
Yes — we have our ups and downs like every married couple does, but we have way more amazing days than we do those less than perfect days. He is truly a VIP in my life (very important person). I cannot imagine my life without him in it. He has been my high school sweetheart.
I think that was why making this gift for him was so darn fun. I just liked the idea of getting him something small to show how much I love and appreciate all he does for our family.
He was SO shocked and surprised when he got home. He promptly got comfortable, made some popcorn and we sat down and watched his new movie (which is awesome by the way!).
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What about you? What ways do you tell your loved ones that they are extra special?