A Gift that keeps giving

A Gift that keeps giving

My husband is a practical romantic.

Now, you may wonder, is there such a thing? But, of course. He is the guy who will not remember birthdays and anniversaries. He is the chap who will have reminders on his Google calendar for events and occasions and still turn to me and ask if an important day is around the corner.

He is the man who will not gift me anything on my birthday or anniversary. But, you know what he does? He gives me more.

Soon after we were engaged, he picked up this elegant, fine and bewitching bracelet for me. The thought, the love and the prettiness of that piece left me breathless with excitement. I received it a full two months before my wedding. I wore it with pride and love, bursting from my heart. I was thrilled that I had such an attentive, loving chap in my life.

The following year, on my birthday, he gave me nothing. I was disappointed, to say the least. But, I told myself, this happens after marriage. Less than a week later, he gifted me two sarees. I was overjoyed and asked him, ‘But why are you giving me these now? My birthday was a week ago.’

He looked at me and said, ‘If I were to give you something on that day, when you obviously expect it, where is the fun in that? Don’t you know that I love you all through the year and not just on your birthday or anniversary?’

And, just like that,in that moment, my world changed. My perception grew and my heart overflowed. I understood what the art of giving really meant.

It means that his love for me is not bound by time and material things. It is Love itself.

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Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge

G is for Gifting

My theme for the month is :Β Introspection in shades of 11

Today, it is my pleasure to recommend a blogger I came to know very recently.
Tom Mac Innes blogs about his life as an educator. His posts will fill you with understanding and perspective. Read his very interesting post on Gender stereotyping and how to evade it

Also linking this to theΒ Ultimate Blog ChallengeΒ for April


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0 thoughts on “A Gift that keeps giving

  1. This is truly touching. Gifting everyday, and when you least expect it, makes it all the more joyful. It will give him immense joy, too, to see your happiness πŸ™‚ This post is full of love πŸ™‚

  2. Aaaww- I loved your story today:-) Made me warm at heart to read.. and so true:-) Lovely guy you've got there – you sound very ..right for each other:-)Long live love:-) He he

  3. Awesome, I can totally relate. My hubby is a practical romantic too. Yesterday when we went for shopping, he asked me to pick up the teddy. I was confused. He said, “This is for u”. Pleasantly surprised…. : ):) Yayyyyy… Thanks for the post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Shalzzz|Loving Life
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  4. I love that you appreciated is late gift and the lesson you gained from it. I am always curious about couples that spend more than they can afford on each other for birthdays and other celebrations, I'm somewhat of a practical romantic, and prefer to save for holidays together something we need too.
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  5. I am not sure I believe in soulmates. I think every relationship needs love and work and I am sure I have put in a fair amount of both into this one πŸ™‚ But, I appreciate the sentiment. Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  6. This is so pure and touching! My parents share the same bond. I feel I will learn these things when my time comes. Stay blessed and keep posting such things. Our perception grows too along with yours! πŸ™‚

  7. Lol! Reminds me of my marriage! Great post btw, got me smiling from the beginning till the end… N one more thing, not to burst your bubble…perhaps he did forget your birthday πŸ˜‰

  8. Aww, that made me smile! There's something so special about getting gifts, “just because.” My hubby forgot my birthday last year and I was crushed but then put it into perspective – he had just started his new job and really, was only an hour late wishing me Happy Birthday. So, I got off my high horse and was able to appreciate him and all he does again =P

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  9. How lovely. That made me smile! While I think I would still be a bit disappointed by no remembrance on birthdays and anniversaries, the surprises would be awesome too. β™₯

  10. V doesn't read my blog, except on occasion or when I thrust the Tablet under his nose and say 'Read'. Then, he responds with a smile or 'you should get a book published.' πŸ˜‰

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