Friday, August 22, 2008

The Most Amazing Man

And he's all mine! We celebrated our 4th anniversary this week. Jared planned an amazing date to a dinner theatre to see a comedy show called "Married Alive." It was the best show I have EVER seen there!! In fact, it was so good that I am going to write a separate post about it and inspire all of you marrieds out there to go see it yourselves!

The following day, Jared brought me and Sophia to the State Fair, which is something I look forward to every year. We had a wonderful family date walking around at Sophia's first trip to the fair!

We exchange gifts every year too and I was so touched by his gift to me this year that I cannot breeze over this point. As most of you know, I have had a hard time feeling beautiful throughout my pregnancy. On that note, Jared did something I would never have imagined. (He is pretty amazing at thinking things through and coming up with incredible ideas.)

I opened a box filled with popcorn peanuts. There was an envelope laying on top, on which was written the following message (edited):

No matter how beautiful I think you are, or how blue in the face I get from telling you, I believe that for a girl being beautiful is feeling beautiful. I hope that these gifts, and one day alone with me will help you feel beautiful, even if only for a day.
Enclosed in the envelope was a gift certificate for a haircut at a salon, with my favorite stylist (she gave me one of the only haircuts I've ever truly loved!). I couldn't believe he remembered not only the salon, but also the right stylist! Then I dug through the popcorn peanuts and pulled from the box gift cards to JC Penny, Bath and Body Works, Kohl's, Old Navy, Forever 21, and Victoria's Secret. He gave me a shopping spree, accompanied by him, with lunch and overflow included. I couldn't believe it and burst into tears. After the baby is born, he is taking me out and I get to pick out whatever I want to make myself feel more attractive. And while I know that beauty comes from within, sometimes the things on the outside help make a woman FEEL beautiful.
I never imagined I would receive the gift of beauty this year. It was the best, most thoughtful gift he has ever given me. Thank you, my prince.


jim said...

As proud of you as I am, Naomi, let me say how proud I am of Jared.

My hat's off to you Jared Thank you for taking even BETTER care of my Foofie than I did. I love you.

Dad and Papar

erin said...

"The gift of beauty."
Nene, your post gave me goosebumps. You are a blessed girl.

Cara said...

What a man..... And you aren't too bad yourself! What did you get him??? Happy 4th!

Joshua said...

Good Goin' you hunka-hunka-burnin love!

Jodi said...

Aw, that's so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. You are a perfect couple. Congrats on four years, and here's to many more! :)

NoOtherName said...

DANG! Nice work, Jared!

Kara Jo said...

Oh my heart! What a doll, that Jared. He clearly knows you well, and knows how to be considerate. Big points for Jared!!!

I think Noothername is jealous.