Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Little Red Wagon

A few weeks ago there was a knock at my door at 7:30 in the morning.  My love was home and getting ready to leave for work for the day.  He answered the door and quietly brought a very large package into the house.  I was upstairs and stopped at the landing overlooking our great room as I saw Andy standing there holding a large box and wearing the biggest grim imaginable.  He was grinning because the surprise gift he bought me had been delivered and he knew it was something that I'd been wanting for a long, long, time. 


So I went barreling down the stairs like a child on Christmas morning and ran to him practically knocking him over so I could get to the box he was holding.  You see he had my little red wagon!  My Radio Flyer Wagon!!! The wagon that has been on my wish list for eons!!  What a great guy he is and what a wonderful unexpected surprise to wake up to in the morning!



I must say I'm lucky to have such a thoughtful man.  He always does little thoughtful things like this... writes me notes, always tells me I'm beautiful even when I look like something the cat dragged in.  Ellie of course loves the wagon too!  She actually jumps in it to go for a ride!




I've already used this baby for so many gardening tasks.  I use it to carry my plants, gardening tools, soil amendments, etc.  It's nice and shinny now and I clean it faithfully.  I'll always cherish it because every time I look at it I'll remember Andy holding it as he grinned from ear to ear, and the warm feeling I felt all day long after receiving such an unexpectedly wonderful morning surprise!



7 comments:

MILLIE said...

Very nice story. Good to be back reading your blogs a little more often. I love your wagon.

tina said...

It's adorable and just perfect for Ellie Mae.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Jackie, it is adorable - and so is your thoughtful hubby! What a nice prezzie. :)

Stone Art said...

There great, I want one!

Darla said...

Perfect! Once the tires wear off and it begins to rust like mine, it becomes a planter!!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness I love this story so much I am literally biting my lip so as not to cry. My Andy would think me mad. It is a truly wonderful surprise - what is better than someone knowing you and loving you so much they get you exactly what you want and are so happy (maybe even happier than you) about their secret gift.
Ellie loves it too!!! - a happy story indeed xxxxx

Stacey said...

How fun!! That really is a very thoughtful gift.

Seeing Ellie in the wagon made me realize how tiny she is. :)