Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Bizarre Gift

My birthday had been largely perfect. No fuss, no muss. My husband and I sat huddled up on the couch after having put my son to bed, my swollen belly taking up the most space.

"Did you get everything you wanted for your birthday?" he asked.

"I think so," I responded feeling content and happy. Our hands were intertwined.

He reached to the side of the couch and pulled up a smallish box. "Do you think you can handle opening one more present?"

I was immediately curious as to what was in the transformed shoe box. It stood up on it's end. The lid had been fashioned to look like little doors, complete with two small knobs to pull them open. It was the only gift I had received with the exception of the birthday card my son had picked out.

I opened the doors slowly and peered inside. I felt kind of guilty, as if I was spying on someone's life. Inside was a little bar and from it hung green things. I pulled the door open wider and reached in, pulling out one of the green shapes. It was a $20 bill folded into an origami shirt. There were pants and dresses too.

"There is $250 for you to go buy a new wardrobe. I know it doesn't do you any good now, but I thought you would want new things after the baby was born."

I couldn't stop admiring the little wardrobe. I was so moved by the amount of time it must have taken to create. It was beautiful in artistry and rich in love. Sometimes, money can buy happiness.


*** Seven Days, Seven Answers ***

13 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea!

    KBL from Swapbot now following :-)

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  2. :) THis is homekeepingheather from swap-bot glad to have found a writer's blog to follow. :)

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  3. Omg, that's the sweetest thing....

    Abigail20 from swapbot "I want more blogger followers"

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  4. That is an adorable gift. And so creative too! It must be true - all the good guys are either married or gay. squareby from swap-bot

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  5. very thoughtful hubby! lucky you! swap-bot, betterthannaked

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  6. Silvermoonsnake from Swap-bot is now following you :)

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  7. What a sweet man!!!! Love the gift idea, may have to steal it for the grandaughters gifts!! Following you...

    Karen/SewSouthern
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  8. OH...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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  9. Welcome everyone and thanks for the comments!

    I am hoping to see more and will be visiting your blogs as well!

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  10. wow! so creative :) what a lovely and thoughtful gift (and man)!

    i'm following you back!

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  11. What a cute story! Is this true? Following you from swap-bot.

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  12. I kind of remember this! I love how you wrote this up.
    He is such a sweetie.

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  13. Yes, it is true! About 3 years old now, but true.

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