Women never cease to fascinate me, especially my Wife. You would think after 27 years of being together that I would know everything about her. Yesterday, I found out something that just broke my heart.
Next Saturday is the Wife’s birthday; it’s also the day that I go away for two weeks. I’ve been telling her that we would be celebrating her birthday when I got back home so she didn’t have the faintest clue that I was planning a surprise birthday party for her.
All the plans were being carefully laid out with the help of some family members. The party was going to be on Saturday afternoon (yesterday), G was calling me around 2 to ask us to come over to play Wii. All was going good until:
The Wife woke up Saturday AM with a belly ache. Ok, so by mid morning that went away.
I made sure we had things to do in the morning, shopping at Wallyworld and Frys but that ended up being a shorter shopping trip than planned because we ended up not having to go to Frys.
The Wife kept asking me why I was looking at my cell phone. (I was seeing if I had gotten any text messages from G). I told her I wanted to know the time. (I don’t normally wear a watch). She asked why I wanted to know the time. I just stared at her and shrugged my shoulders and said “its 12:30”. She finally let that one go.
Later the Wife said something about going up to the Casino while I played with my electronics. At this point I thought oh crap, how do I keep her tied down until 3?
Luckily everything fell into place. G called at 2 saying the right verbiage. I checked with the Wife, even though she didn’t seemed too thrilled about going over (NASCAR was starting at 5), she said ok.
At 3:15 we left the house. At 3:30 the Wife walked into G’s house filled with family and friends that shouted out a big SURPRISE HAPPY BIRTHDAY! At 3:31 the Wife was crying as S handed her a frozen margarita. And the party started.
Later, after we got home my Wife told me she had never in her life had a big surprise birthday party. I asked, "even as a kid?" She told me especially as a kid, she never had birthday parties let alone a surprise one. My heart broke right there on the spot. I gave her a big hug and told her I’ll give her a party every day for the rest of her life.
My Wife, the most amazing woman in my world and I’m so lucky to have her.