Dreams, Marriage, Parenting

Flower Power

Dad gave mum flowers all the time. He was sweet like that. On weekends when we’d do grocery runs, we’d stop by a flower shop and dad would let my brother and I pick flowers for mum’s bouquet that weekend. No special occasion, just a normal weekend made special by flowers from us! πŸ™‚ Dad loved pursuing mom even in their 60’s. They’d hold hands while walking in the mall even if we teased them that it was sooo cheesy. Deep inside I had made a mental note that I wanted something like that.

Today, after juggling cooking lunch, feeding Audrey, cooking something else for Kristo (because he’s got another wobbly tooth) and giving Audrey a bath, I was pretty tired and hungry. Then I heard the sound of our car. Yey, Rommel is home! Whew! An extra set of hands……..and wow, them extra hands were holding a beautiful long-stemmed red rose!!! Just like that, tired feeling – gone! Hunger – still there! haha! But seriously, it made me feel sooooooo beautiful and special, even if Β parts of my shirt had baby food and parts of it were wet from giving our hyper baby a bath!

Today’s red rose πŸ™‚

Rommel is sweet like that. There was this one time when I got in the car and a beautiful bouquet was waiting for me. He’d also come home with flowers when I’d least expect it. It would turn our seemingly ordinary day special. *pardon me as a I get all giddy looking at my rose * I got what I wished for. A husband who pursues me even after we said our “I do’s” πŸ™‚ God is good. πŸ™‚

I won’t be surprised if one day Audrey grows up wanting a husband who pursues her ever so sweetly like this. Rommel has set the bar high, just as my dad did! I’m also sure Kristo is gonna grow up knowing how to pursue the woman he loves. He sees how Rommel treats me, so he’s been ‘copying’ what Rommel does. Kristo has come home all breathless and excited, because he wanted to give me the little flowers he picked for me from our subdivision’s garden. (He’s gonna be a good husband to a very blessed woman one day.) πŸ™‚Β 

Rommel gave me a bouquet two months ago after I got a haircut!!

How we treat our spouses will greatly affect how our kids view love and marriage and that’s a HUGE responsibility! Β So yeah, flowers may dry up and you’ll end up throwing them away after a week, but the memory of that moment when those flowers were given – that lasts a lifetime. I’m glad dad gave my mum flowers all the time. It made me dream of this fairy tale love story — which I am now now happily living. πŸ™‚


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