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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Today was my BirThday...


Two years ago John made me these hearts for my birthday.
We never had a lot of money, so he always made me things. Which I loved and treasured more than any gift he could have bought me.
That year he was feeling particularly sad about not buying me something. He had been outside for awhile, and when he came in, his hands were behind his back. I asked him what he was hiding and he handed these to me.
I could tell he had been crying. I asked him what was wrong and he told me he was sad about not being able to buy me something for my birthday. He said, "But I made these for you because I want you to know that you will always have my heart."
I looked down at the hearts and just felt loved..
I held him to me and cried because it was such a beautiful thing to say and do.
"You could not have given me something that I would have loved more than these." I said to him.
Simple treasures..That is what life is about. It isn't the diamonds, vacations, new cars, bigger houses. It is loving someone enough just to think about them.
It's taking out the trash when it needs to be taken out. Taking care of each other when you are sick. Going with them to family functions, even when you would rather have your teeth pulled out than go there. It is making each other feel needed and loved. It is the little everyday things that will be remembered most..
That's what I remember..
Tonight's song is Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band
1st video, pick a clip
This song reminds me of John so much. This was him. Except for the beer..LoL

12 comments:

Karen M said...

Happy Birthday (a day late) and those hearts are really special.

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Birthday sweet Nita!!! What a precious gift from John and so very priceless ~ for this next year I pray for you much happiness and many blessings sweet girl, love and hugs across the miles, xxoo, Dawn

Laurie in Ca. said...

Happy Birthday Nita,

You are so right, these gifts from the heart are so much more meaningful than things bought with money. These hearts say so much without saying a thing. I understand this kind of love and you have taught me not to take it for granted. Simple Treasures. Yes, this is love. I love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! What a precious gift. Simple treasures are definitely the best.

kimberly said...

happy belated birthday, dear nita...what a beautiful story and i love the words you wrote....it is so true....the simple things. thank you for the beautiful reminder...and i hope you felt loved for your birthday....you so deserve it!
xo,
kimberly

Tess said...

Happy Birthda, I found you through Misty. I like your blog.

enchantedcurious said...

Yay. My husband made me my Christmas present this (last) year. I think its wonderful. Thoughtful. Precious. Glad you feel the same. More of it, I say !

Donna said...

Why am I Always late to the Party??? SORRY!!! Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!!hughughughugs

whitey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NITA!!

Lee Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Nita. Those wooden hearts that he made you are beautiful and I know you will treasure them always. I hope you have a blessed year.

Come by and visit my blog.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Amy said...

Nita dear, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
May you have many wishes that come true.
Amy

Barb said...

Just found you and your blog just touched my heart.

So right about it all. It's doing the little things, and giving your 'heart', that means the most.

I have a wonderful husband like that too.

We are so blessed, and should never take them for granted.

barbara jean

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