December 22, 2008
Yesterday I talked about the perfection of little surprises. Well, this weekend I got a rather big surprise. A 7 foot surprise, to be exact. And I think it most perfect.
Even though I am inordinately obsessed with Christmas trees, I was making a sacrifice this year. With plans to purchase our first tree during the post-holiday sales, we would do without one for 2008.
But Grant, cunning fellow that he is, had a secret up his sleeve.
On Saturday I came home from the gym and lo & behold, a magnificent tree was set up in the corner of our living room! Oh, imagine my excitement! It was the most superb and wondrous sight. It magically converted our little home into our own merry Christmas haven.
I will never forget this perfect surprise from my sweet husband on our first, almost tree-less Christmas. I often stop & gaze at it, trying to take in all of its festive beauty. I'm soaking it up. Only a few days left now. Every time I look, I am reminded of Grant's thoughtful care for me. Am admiring it again now. It is skillfully laden with a slew of white lights. So simple & beautiful.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Awwww. Such a sweet surprise. We just got our tree last night too!

natalie said...

That is super sweet. What a great hubby. It looks like a beautiful tree too! Hope your Christmas was a merry one.

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