Friday, September 10, 2010

My Amazing Husband/Boyfriend

My husband, Terry, never ceases to amaze me. He is so quiet about the little things. At the beginning of May, I noticed that Terry was spending A LOT of time out in the yard. Like, up to three hours a day. I began to worry why he was working so hard when he has some pretty scary health issues. I kept nagging him (like good wives do to their husbands) about spending so much time outside and working. In reality, I was feeling guilty (I am NOT a gardener) that I wasn't the one out working.

But with every plea to get him to come inside, he would say "Just you wait" and "I have some big surprises coming for you in early Fall. Okay. Whatever.

My favorite flower is a toss up between daisies and sunflowers. They both make me very happy. When those sunflowers start growing randomly alongside the roads, my heart skips a few beats and I with I had them all over my yard. So, imagine my surprise when about two weeks ago, sunflowers started popping up all over the place.

I had been complaining that our bush in front of our huge, picturesque front window, was covering it up. Not only could passers-by not see that pretty window but, we couldn't see out of it. Terry went right out one day in May while I was at school and chopped the living daylights out of that bush. It looked awful. I'm embarrassed now to tell you that I was MAD! It looked ridiculous. I poured my heart out to my next door neighbor Nena. She softened my it by saying "Oh but he worked all day on it and he worked so hard!" Okay. It would grow back.

Little did I know that my darling boyfriend had also dug up a section of lawn in front of our fence and planted "secret" seeds there, and also under my big window, and along the side of the garage, as well as on both sides of our driveway. He had planted sunflowers all over that front yard...there seems to be a new one popping up in a new place every day.

He did it FOR ME! For little old me who had gotten so upset in the beginning. He had a plan. I didn't really trust him. But, now, I will never doubt his artistic, patient eye again. I love him so much.

Right now, our yard makes me smile...big! I make sure to take the long route home just so that I can drive by the front yard and get a great look at the beautiful sunflowers that Terry so thoughtfully planned out. He even designed the tall sunflowers to "frame" the front porch sitting area. Have I mentioned how much I love it?? So much.

Plus, I love that man! Sometimes I wonder why I was lucky enough to have him in my life.

Enjoy the view!
My sunflower garden!
Supposedly there are a few red sunflowers planted in there.
I can't wait until they bloom.

A few more beside the garage door.

Front porch.

I love the sole little sunflower amidst the
gorgeous flowers Terry planted and cared for all summer.

I love this view on the side of the house.
The purple wildflowers are beautiful.
If you look closely enough, you can pick out some Morning Glory
that were the climbing kind.
With the sunflowers comes lots and lots of bees.
Lucky bees!

I'm in love with my flowers
with my boyfriend...
best friend!


emlizalmo said...

I love it. He is a GEM.

Abbie said...

That is so romantic! Nice work, Daddio!

Rachel said...

What a sweet heart!!! I don't know why some of us are so blessed with such awesome boyfriends but boy howdy! I'm glad we are!!!

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