Four years ago, we shared one of the best days of our lives.
This morning we woke up together with a smiling baby nestled between us. It’s hard to fit more love into a queen size bed. Really. There is no room at the inn. *enter 20lb cats
Before he left this morning, Justin wished me a happy anniversary and handed me a little brown paper bag with these inside:
There are a thousand reasons why this is awesome. The main one is that he was incredibly thoughtful to buy these for me. He knew I wanted these earrings for a year and would never buy them for myself. I saw them at the Renegade Art Fair last year, and then pointed them out to Justin a few weeks ago at the Glenwood Street Art Fair. He secretly went back and got them for me.
To all of you who get presents for birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries, this pair of earrings may not seem like anything special. Whoop de do, he got you a gift for your anniversary. But since we have been dating (7+ years) I haven’t been on the receiving end of many gifts from the husband simply because I was the only one with an income. I don’t expect anything and don’t usually care. So I was so taken aback by these precious little things which he knew were so perfectly me in every way.
They inspired me to get dressed in more than yoga pants and spend time putting on makeup today. I realized that I haven’t felt pretty in MONTHS. My face got really swollen and jankity during pregnancy, and it’s just now getting back to recognizable for me. So I have been a little camera-shy.
But today? I felt pretty. And effortlessly happy.
My body may not be back to normal, but my self-image is slowly creeping out of from under the fridge. And all it took was these pretty little earrings to remind me that Benton isn’t the only one that is allowed to be cute around here.
Thank you, sweet husband. I LOVE them. ❤