Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Lost and Found

When my father saw what David gave me for our first Christmas he teased David by telling him that he had set expectations too high. That since the first-ever present contained gold and diamonds, then every Christmas hence would need those elements.

David had given me a beautiful gold cross with diamonds on a delicate chain. It is simply beautiful. One of my most cherished pieces of jewellery.

I wore that wonderful Christmas gift every day for months. I simply loved it.

Then one day it went missing.

I was devastated. I looked everywhere.

In my jewelry box. Under my jewelry box. On the dresser. Behind the dresser. In the dresser.

No necklace.

I tore the apartment apart looking for it. I was in tears more than once when looking for this beautiful necklace.

Then one day, I saw it tucked in the side of the padding of my jewelry box. I squealed with delights and ran to David. I was so very happy! Estatic!

Then a few days later... while reorganizing my undie-drawer, I noticed a gold chain caught between the back and the bottom of the drawer. I gently pulled. There was my beautiful necklace. It had fallen between the drawers.

But wait...

I slowly placed my hand on my neck. There was my beautiful necklace.

There, on my neck was my beautiful necklace. There in my drawer, was my beautiful necklace.

Tears swelled in my eyes. My throat got all tight. My heart swelled.

I ran out to David who was sitting watching TV. I showed him the two necklaces.

He smiled and confessed.

When he saw my heartbreak over loosing the first necklace, he had secretly bought a replacement and staged it all to look like I found my beloved necklace.

I could not believe it! No, actually, I could. It all made sense.

David loves me. He loves me so much. I am so very lucky. I am so very blessed.

This is something David would do. He is this type of wonderful person.

At first I wanted him to return the second necklace. But he refused. He insisted I keep both - you know, in case I lost one. ( sadly, this is the type of person I am...)

David is the most wonderful, caring, loving husband. He means the world to me.

Happy Birthday David. BEAR!


Ummmm, yep, I am a few days late in my birthday wishes. But I have a great reason...David and I had the best weekend ever! My wonderful parents took the kids and David and I got lots of "us time". It was so wonderful, that I did not take the time to blog - I just spent time with the man of my dreams!

I hope that one day my daughter Madigan and I will both wear the necklaces at her wedding.


3XMom said...

oh my GOSH - what an amazing Hubby. That is such a great story!

Pregnantly Plump said...

How sweet! That's a very wonderful gesture. He sounds very special.
July is a popular month for birthdays! Seriously, at least three or four of the bloggers I read are celebrating birthdays this month (either their own birthdays or those of loved ones.) My birthday is also this month. I always knew July was a special month...

A Buns Life said...

I love that story! Happy Birthday to your hubby! I'm glad you got to spend some alone time together...

ALF said...

What a wonderful story! And was a great plan for the second necklace - that will be so special.

forgetfulone said...

That is such a sweet story! What a wonderful man you married.

Melissa said...

OMG, that is the sweetest story ever...and how lovely that you and your daughter will get to wear them in the future!

the MomBabe said...

awwww, what a sweetie.

Jules said...

That was such a lovely post. An a great story....... and a very special guy.

Jules said...

Oh, and I forgot....... TAG....... you're it........ and I know you'll love this one.

So come and visit. I'll bring out my secret stash of chocolate in your honor. :)

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh my goodness. That's one of the cutest, sweetest, marriage things I've ever heard ever!

Kathryn said...

Wow! What an absolute sweetheart!

Janet said...

So sweet! He's a keeper.

Barrie said...

Awww....what a great story. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

That has got to be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. You actually made me tear up, what a guy! Tell him Happy Birthday all the way from England!!

Sandi McBride said...

THis was a lovely post, I always enjoy reading about happy couples...I'm Being HEld Hostage nominated you for post of the day at David's place (Authorblog) which is how I found you!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

What a wonderful story! What a sweetie, so glad you had such a nice weekend together.