I’m sure you can relate. There are just some days when I move a little slower and am feeling a little less “sunny.” Well, the other day was one of those days. Mr. Hawk was leaving to go out of town for work and I was feeling down in the dumps. The air had somehow turned cold, it was overcast and breezy, and the only things I could think about were my workload at the office, bootcamp at the park in the freezing cold, and having three super pent-up dogs that I’d have to deal with after everything else. Top it off with following up on some wedding emails? I was feeling like I’d be lucky to fall into bed before PM turned to AM again.
I ran off to work, barely having a moment to kiss Mr. Hawk goodbye before heading out to complete my multitude of tasks. I went about my day just hoping to get through. When I popped home to throw on my workout gear, I was still in blinders mode, looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s when I happened across a sweet little note attached to my mirror. A huge smile immediately came across my face, but I didn’t have time to call Mr. Hawk before running out again for bootcamp.
When I made it back home for the second time, I was even more exhausted. I had my butt kicked in class and I was ready to make some dinner. I went to hang up my keys on our shelf and I came across another note. Heading to the kitchen to cook some dinner, I found still another note.
“I miss you”
“I love you!”
I was feeling pretty freakin’ special at that point. Looking forward to talking to Mr. Hawk ASAP, I hurriedly cooked some soup and started to eat my dinner. Before I could finish, he rang me up to check in. I went on gushing about the notes and how sweet they were. He asked me how many I had found. Three? Oh no, there was still another waiting to be discovered! Of course, not to be the one to just wait and “happen upon” it, I went to the bedroom, the only room I hadn’t been in since leaving for work. That’s when I found this last little beauty waiting atop my pillow.
“I want to spend my life with you!”
At the risk of being a braggart, I’ve got to say that I have a great man. It was still a rough day filled with responsibility, but Mr. Hawk really lightened my load. He eased my stress by reminding me that he cares. Even though it was a simple gesture, I know he took the time just to put a smile on my face. I don’t know about y’all, but little gestures to support the ones you love? I think that’s key to a successful partnership.
How do you show your significant other you care? Has your FI ever gone out of their way to brighten your day? (I sure hope so!)
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