better than flowers or chocolate

John and I have been married for 19 years this October. Last weekend the day before we left, he came into the room and handed me a dowel and said, “here, this is for your turtles.” This was not prefaced by me asking him just prior whether or not he had a dowel lying around that I could use. This came from a conversation that we’d had a few days before where I told him what I was going to do with my turtles and asked where to buy an inexpensive dowel. The very fact that he had listened to me, remembered what I had said and thought of it when he saw a dowel in his tool cupboard?  Well let me tell you, he might just get a batch of chocolate chip cookies this weekend.

He’s gone back to the cottage for a few days to help his dad pack up the house. Before he left, he cut the dowel in half and sanded down the sharp edges for me. Nicholas is home ill from school today so I’m behind on a few other things so the finishing on the turtles will have to wait, but at some point this weekend I’ll take those lovely, thoughtful dowels and turn my stack of finished turtles into a bellpull.

Thank you for the dowels, John. I love you too. xo


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5 Responses to better than flowers or chocolate

  1. karen says:

    what a sweet gift! when I first started reading I was wondering if turtles liked to chew on dowels…how nice to hang your treasure!! happy anniversary!!

  2. fawn says:

    What a cute story. It’s the little things that mean so much!

  3. John says:

    I’m looking forward to those cookies!

  4. Adrienne says:

    I love your turtles!

    **Psst … Nice work John!!

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