"My husband isn't the most romantic guy in the world but I know he tries. This year for Valentine's Day, he surprised me with an early present.
With all the lay-offs in our office, those of us who are left end up working longer hours than we should. I feel guilty for always having to work late since I know my husband misses the time we have together. I do my best to get home at a reasonable hour but one night we ran really late at the office, and I felt awful for coming home so late.
When I came in, the apartment was quiet and dark. I didn't know if my husband had gone out or gone to bed, or if he was upset. I tiptoed in and when I got around the corner, I saw my dear hubby waiting for me in the dining room, which was aglow in candlelight. There was a big beautiful bouquet of lilies (my favourite flower), and he had kept dinner (take-out from my favourite restaurant) warm in the oven. A small wrapped present sat next to my dinner plate.
It was all so perfect. My husband greeted me with a warm hug and a kiss and I was near tears. After a long day at work, I was worried he would be upset but instead he created a special evening just for us. I am so lucky to have such an understanding husband.
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