Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Sweetest Gift.

Husby and I usually don't exchange Christmas gifts for several reasons. One, because we usually take a mini trip before Christmas to get away together. And two, because he is a Medical student, and my income isn't exactly going to land us on the Forbes List any time soon. What am I saying, it wouldn't even land us on a bathroom stall list. It's meager. Meager, but sufficient. And praise God for it!

This year, we exchanged gifts.

I was super excited to give him the steal-of-a-deal Ralph Lauren black leather shoes I bought him. He needed some desperately and so I knew he would be pleased. And he was.

But when he gave me my gift, I knew I had been outdone. He took the cake on sentiment. He blew my gift out of the water.



A beautiful, delicate, dainty golden bracelet with a soft little pearl hanging from it's center. When I saw the pearl, I knew exactly what it stood for.

June. Pearl. The birthstone for Baby Lovie.

I absolutely love it. It is the perfect gift from my husband. I will cherish it forever!

He then proceeded to tell me the story on going to buy it. He had to go to two different stores: one for the chain and one for the pearl, and two little old ladies helped him as they oohed and aahed over Husby and his sweet heart. It took him all day to get it just right and the women ended up giving him a discount that sounds unbelievable.

He set out to get the perfect gift and I do believe he did just that.



I wanted to run in the other room and sew some pearls on his shoes real fast to prove that I too, can be sentimental.

But....I didn't. :)

33 comments:

  1. you two are adorable... and perfect for each other.

    xo

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  2. You mean I'm not the only one who was outdone?! :) My husband and I kept it small this year too, but he had a couple of very sweet gifts for me that made me feel lame! One was a snowglobe with a picture of us from our wedding and the other was a framed copy of our vows. The new shirt and tie I( got him (which he needed) looked pretty blah compared to those things!

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  3. How beautiful...that is so very sweet of him! Sounds like he got some extra brownie points!!

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  4. How sweet was that. And too funny about sewing pearls on his shoes; love your sense of humor!

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  5. How sweet! There is something so special about a man picking out something so feminine...My dad bought me some china teacups this year that are so dainty and pink. Too precious!

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  6. That is my birthstone {8th} and my first child, a daughter {29th}. What a great gift! My hubby and I don't exchange gifts either. Christmas is for the kids! But he did surprise me with a fave book and new PJ's!!
    Gotta love the Husbies!!!

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  7. How sweet and thoughtful and beautiful!!!

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  8. what a sweet story ;) that makes the gift even more special! that is such a beautiful piece!

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  9. Such a sweet husband. You are right, you will cherish that forever.

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  10. What a sweet gift! You two have such a wonderful, sweet marriage!

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  11. This post almost made me tear up until I saw the last sentence and I busted out laughing!! I have been too sentimental lately, so thanks for making me laugh..haha :0) What a pretty bracelet!

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  12. That bracelet is gorgeous!! How thoughtful of him. So precious!!

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  13. That is gorgeous. What a great gift. :) Definitely from the heart

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  14. You got a "keeper" of a husband there! TOO Sweet! And congratulations on upcoming Babie Lovie!

    PS: I'm sure the shoes you gave him rocked too...but I like your idea of adding pearls. :-)

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  15. What a sweetheart! I love pearls. Maybe I need to plan to have a baby in June or maybe April (diamonds). LOL!

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  16. How beautiful and sweet! My husband outdid me, too. I have lovedddddddd Tiffany's jewelry for as long as I can remember, and this year he bought me my very first piece, a beautiful ring. I cried for almost an hour. It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen. He admitted later that he almost cried when I did. OK.....now I'm gonna cry just thinking about it.

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  17. Cute story. We are more like you guys--we'd rather take a trip together any day rather than exchange gifts. This year, we did a combo: we got each other season tickets to the Tulsa PAC. Sort of like mini-trips all year! ;)

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  18. I think the thought and effort he put into your gift is even more beautiful than the bracelet itself! What a loving husband!

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  19. The bracelet is just precious...it will be an honest to goodness family heirloom...

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  20. So cute!! I love it, how adorable!! What a great hubby you have!

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  21. What a sweetheart you have there, he's definitely a keeper. Can't wait to see what he does when baby arrives!

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  22. Love it! What a sweet husby!! =)

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  23. Ahh... Whit, what a wonderful precious gift! I too was outdone by my husby. I got him practical things, shirts, pants, a few foodie treats for the Chef, a bunch of $2 DVDs I got on Black Friday. Fun stuff. He got me a wonderful Christmas ornament, and the MP3 player I'd been lusting over for the last year. It was a good Christmas!

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  24. aww nice darin. D suprised me with diamond earrings this year. I will see you tomorrow dear little friend!

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  25. Your blog is so fab & so fun!

    I gave you an award on my blog :)

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  26. what a thoughtful gift! that D is a sweetheart!

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  27. I'm dying...that is just adorable and just dang sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a thoughtful dh! I have three little boys (well 9, 7 and 3) your life will be filled with so much fun and excitement. Trust me. :)

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  29. That sweet husby of yours! It's simply beautiful.

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