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The Gift

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posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 08:07 AM
To My Wife

On the morning of their anniversary he started to be excited about a gift he planned to make for his wife. Of course, there would be flowers and some small jewelry, like there was every year, but this year he wanted to give something else as well.

Something personal, something from his heart. He knew, this gift will make her cry a little. Just a few tears, but those tears will be sweet sweet tears of happiness, the ones none of them minded. Of course her make up will be ruined. And of course she will be made fun of playfully, just to see her laugh right after the tears. They lived like that, and they loved each other for it.

It was seven o'clock in the evening when she finally arrived home from work. She was tired but smiled as she thought about the next hour. Their anniversary was today. She planned how she will 'accidentally forget about it' just to see the reaction of her husband, messing with him a little bit before she will give the gift, something he really wanted.

As she entered the living room, she immediately noticed the flowers on the table and two small boxes. He was in the garden she could see him through the window, so she decided she will be a bit cheeky and will open the boxes, just a quick look to calm her curiosity. The boxes were unwrapped and she could see the logo of a famous jewelry maker on one of them. It was her favorite brand, so she opened the lid to peek in. Inside lie a pair of earrings and she loved them immediately, wanting to try them on but forced herself to wait.

The second box was half of the size of a shoe box, square and very light. She lifted the top off and right away she saw six words on the inside of the cover, written in red surrounded by rose petals glued on the paper.

The six words read ' Twenty Reasons Why I Love You '

The box held twenty small sized envelopes, and every envelopes contained a hand written message. As she read them one by one, tears started to flow from her eyes and seconds later her make up was ruined.

Your Beautiful eyes
Your Smile
The Smell of Your Hair
Your Perfect Body
Your Friendship
Your Heart
Your Laugh
Your Jokes
Your Stories
Your Patience
Your Strength
Your Weaknesses
Your Tears
Your Thoughts
Our Secrets
Our Moments
Our Future
Our Connection and Our Differences
But above all, Our Life Together

After dropping the last envelope back to the box, she ran out to the garden, straight to her husband. Hugged him tight, looked in his sparkling green eyes, smiled and whispered her gift for him, only three words.

' I am pregnant '

For them it was a perfect moment, in a perfect day and they both knew, many more will come.

posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 07:37 PM
Very nice little romantic story which warmed my heart.

Was it taken from a real situation? The thoughtful gift of reasons why I love you was indeed something people should consider doing. The best gifts are often the ones from the heart that take effort and thought but little money.

It was a nice surprise for both of them in this story and there is a part of me that hopes it was a real scenerio that played out.🙂

posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 07:52 PM
a reply to: szino9
If he wasn't taken I'd want him myself.

I wonder sometimes if men realize the absolute love, respect and devotion they can gain from their wives from such a simple beautiful act.

Thank you for sharing.

I hope to hear more from you - your writing style is seductive, sweet and poignant.


posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 03:41 AM
a reply to: Sheye

Was it taken from a real situation?

Sorry, I can't confirm or deny

Thank you for reading it

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 03:44 AM
a reply to: silo13

Thank you for you kind words. I can't say I have a writing style yet, for now I just try myself in different stuff. I've done a few shorty by now all of them on ATS, you be my judge

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 06:48 AM
Aw, szino, that was lovely! I loved this story!

If, hypothetically speaking, that was taken from a real situation, then a hypothetical high-five/fist-bump for hypothetical you.

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 07:08 AM
a reply to: PrairieShepherd

If, hypothetically speaking this story based on true events, then I would thank you for the high five and fist bump and I would be absolutely fine if someone stole this idea for their better half

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 07:12 AM
a reply to: szino9

Mrs. Shepherd does have a birthday coming up soon...

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 08:18 PM
a reply to: szino9

Have you ever thought of being a part of a collaborative writing project?

A number of us had one here on ATS for what? 4 years? More? Let me look.

From March 2009 to 2014. Wow. 5 years. 89 pages and almost 5000 posts? I have to check that too. I think it's more than that.

It was one of the best experiences in writing I've ever had.

I miss it - I miss those days - and those people.

Our characters became a part of our lives in such a real way.

Fabulous. And there was no judging. We all worked off each other and I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it was.

The Voyages of the Penelope and the Yydryl

Gotta go, it's getting dusty in here.


posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 05:46 PM
That was really Wonderful!!


posted on Jun, 19 2017 @ 05:40 AM
a reply to: RisenMessiah

Thank you Risen, glad you liked it!

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