Yesterday while at work I received a text message from my boyfriend that said “Ummm… stay in your courtroom k babe!” (I work as a clerk in the courtroom in case you may be wondering). I sat there and thought it weird because it was his day off and had mentioned staying home and working on his car. I went out on a limb and replied that if he was coming up to the courtroom to knock on the door as it may be locked”. About two minutes later he called and said he wanted to surprise me by coming up to my courtroom and walking me out and take me to lunch. He ran a little late to actually come to my courtroom so he asks me to meet in the circle driveway outside and he and our son were going to take me to lunch. We went for pizza, which was also weird because I was actually craving pizza! (Great minds think alike!). When I got in the car our son says, “Mommy look we bought you flowers”…
After lunch was over I was taken back to work and both my boyfriend and son walked me to the courtroom and were able to meet the deputy and judge that work for. We chatted for a while and then it was time for them to go. My boss and I spoke for a little while and upon seeing the roses on my desk, he asked me “Roses, is it your anniversary?”. I replied that it was not and it was just because. As the day went on the roses filled the courtroom with a beautiful scent. It brought life into the courtroom.
As I left for the day to start my weekend, a few of my co-workers, upon seeing me carry my roses, asked if it was my birthday, anniversary or what the special occasion was. When I replied that it was “Just Because”, I received a lot of “Aww how sweet” comments and “He’s a keeper”. One thought that came to mind was “Doesn’t anybody else do this?” It must be rare because just the day before, I delivered a single red rose to my boyfriend at his work before he arrived. When his co-workers asked who the rose was for and my boyfriend replied that it was his, one of his co-worker’s asked who it was from, of course he replied it was from me. She thought it was the weirdest thing and asked if guys really liked that sort’ve thing. My boyfriend replied along the lines of, yes but it’s not necessarily the rose, it’s the thought behind it. He went on to explain to her that she probably wouldn’t understand it unless she were in a relationship such as ours. It’s those little things that keep a relationship alive and shows the other person that they are not being taken for granted.
I am fortunate to have such a soul mate, just as he has told me he is just as fortunate to have me as his soul mate. It’s the little things that keep us going and strong.
There doesn’t have to be a reason for such an event to occur, but simply an appreciation for the other person. Take the time to do the little things….because it’s those little things that count and will probably be the most remembered.
I am blessed beyond words with the relationship I have and can’t be more grateful.