Today, John walked in after work carrying flowers (the most deliciously-smelling lilies!), chocolates, and a card. My birthday is coming up, but I was still surprised. John and I are different in our ability to patiently wait to give gifts. When I find a gift to give someone, it is all I can do to wait for the gift-giving occasion. I'm getting better, but I'm still not very good. John, however, doesn't seem to have a problem. Even if I can't wait to give him his present, he prefers waiting until his birthday.
So, I was a bit puzzled as to why he would be bringing me goodies before my big day. Reading the card, I finally understood. The flowers, chocolates, and card are not because of my birthday; they are to commemorate the fact that John has now been married for half of his life! How romantic is that?!
Sadly, I won't be able to reciprocate, as I passed that "half-my-life" milestone already. I guess I'll have to figure out 5/8 or 2/3 or 3/4. :-)
Thankful thought of the day: Thanks to John, of course!