Being married for a long time symbolizes the strong bond and love between couples. Like Lisa and Roger who will have their 10th wedding anniversary tomorrow. But like most husband and wife– being with each other for a long time, usually some sweet and fancy things are not on the table anymore. For instance, a dinner date in a fancy hotel, or a night on the beach under the moonlight. But that doesn’t mean that their love for each other has faded. It’s only natural that they do things in a simpler way but the companionship and love are still there– even stronger if I may say.
The day before their anniversary, since it will mark their 10th year, Lisa is already happy to know that her husband will have a time off from work today and tomorrow. Just the thought of being with him for two whole days is enough for her. Although deep inside, she still has these fantasies that maybe something special– but not too special– is about to happen tomorrow. But still, if there’s nothing, for her it’s already a gift to have such a hard-working and faithful husband.
For the whole day before their anniversary– Roger stayed at home telling work stories, watching movies, resting, and eating with her. Sometimes looking at things on his phone. But he didn’t go anywhere to prepare something special for their anniversary just like she was expecting and used to. However deep inside, Lisa was a bit disappointed. It will be their 10th after all. She thought that maybe her husband has forgotten about their special day. Although, she also thought that maybe Roger is just tired from work. In any case, she on the other hand still thought about cooking something special for dinner tomorrow– their favorite cuisine of course. She even told her husband about it but leaving the word anniversary out of the topic. Just enough to give a non-obvious clue. They went to bed a bit early that day. And still… her husband did not show any sign of remembering their anniversary. But then she thought that he deserves a break for working so hard recently. And again she told herself that it was enough to be with her husband tomorrow.
The next day came, she woke up but her husband is not in bed anymore. Instead, her eyes laid upon a beautiful gift seating on a bedside table. It was a pink Phalaenopsis Orchid by Floral Bottega arranged in an elegant planter. Her lips formed a wide smile, and her cheeks went a bit warm and reddish. She immediately stood up and took a closer look. It wasn’t her favorite flower but there’s something magical about the orchid that made her feel butterflies on her stomach. Then she noticed a note attached to it where it says, “Happy 10th Anniversary. This pink orchid is such a beaut perfect for you, my queen. Love, Roger”. She wasn’t expecting such a beautiful gift from her husband. She almost cried from joy. Her heart was in awe of him.
She took the orchid with her and went downstairs. She found her husband at the kitchen cooking for their breakfast while listening to their love songs. She was greeted with a warm smile, “Good morning! Happy anniversary, my dear.”
With a teary eye and a big smile on her face, speechless Lisa gave her husband a kiss and a hug. And with that simple gesture– the day already became an anniversary to remember.
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