My mom is a woman of words. Me? I’m not much of a talker. I’m more like my Dad. But my mama?! She can talk to anyone for hours. Interesting, funny, stimulating conversation too. I’ve taken her to BBQs where I didn’t know anyone for this very reason. In fact, all my siblings do that! She’s a peach! Anyway. My mom gave me some advice before I got married. (And she should know. My parents are coming up on their 50th anniversary soon! WOW! Crazy, right?) One of the top 5 tips she gave me was this: When your husband gets an idea or spontaneously suggests that you guys go somewhere unique or special, don’t deny him. Drop what you’re doing and GO! Sounds pretty simple, right? But I cannot tell you how many times I’ve turned down Lovey when he wants to go on an adventure. COUNTLESS! But I didn’t do that yesterday. Here’s what happened.
Lovey called me on his way home and told me he’d found a street canopied with Jacaranda trees that was a mile long. One mile of purple pretties casting blissful shadows upon an old, historic neighborhood. Dreamy, right? He said he wanted to take me on a walk there because “he knew I would love it”. I responded with, “Um...I’m cleaning the bathroom at the moment. (DESPISED CHORE OF MY LIFE) I’m disgusting. I need to shower. I’m too tired. Just come home.” And when I hung up, my mother’s words resonated in my ears. "Drop what you're doing and go!" So I called Lovey back...
We went. (After I showered, of course.) And you know what? It was perfect! Not so much because of the beautiful trees, or the dreamy sidewalks sprinkled with purple petals... Nope, it was amazing because my husband had thought of me and wanted to show me something he knew I would like. How CUTE is that? It’s the simple things, right?
So thanks Lovey for taking me, and thanks Mama for being in my head. I had a great time!
Happy Monday friends!