Wednesday, February 11, 2009

He brought the beach to me!

In honor of Valentine's Day and the SWAK challenge (see button on sidebar for more info) I want to tell you one of the most romantic, thoughtful, and caring things my husband has ever done for me. We weren't even engaged at the time. *sigh*
Those who know me know that I look forward to going to the beach every year. I love the ocean and always have since I was little. I was the little girl who would do hand stands and flips in between the waves. To this day the ocean fascinates me and I think it always will.
Well, one year I had a summer internship where I was not able to go to the beach with my family. My favorite place in the world, the thing I looked forward to all year, and I wasn't going to get to go. Well, the love-of-my-life had other plans for me.
He went to K-mart and bought bags and bags of sand, a tarp, some inflatable rafts, daiquiri mix, floating candles, beachy glasses, beach chair, and towels. While I was at work, he created a beach for me on the deck of my parents pool! Is that not the sweetest most romantic thing you've ever heard?
As we dated, he was notorious for stopping by with flowers. When I had to get foot surgery and he couldn't be there, he left a bag of Hershey's Hugs and Kisses with a card in the door for me when I returned. He has always shown me how much he loves and cares for me. It seems minor to make sure I kiss him everyday this week. Even if I am not a fan of the silly winter beard he decided to grow. But the beard, my friends and readers, was yesterday's topic.
Enjoy the one you love this week!


  1. I just stopped by from the SWAK carnival and wanted to say that you have a good husband.

  2. You are a lucky girl!

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope y'all have an awesome Valentine's Day!

  3. What a great guy to go to so much trouble to bring the beach to you!

  4. sweetest story EVER!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. I am a bit late in visiting via the SWAK carnival, but what a great post!