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Such A Romantic Man

I have to gush about my wonderful husband for a moment.

We love each other, but we've drifted apart recently. We spend most of our time together going to the movies, watching TV, playing on our respective laptops (not together although we do play WoW together every once in a while), eating meals or running errands. Not particularly exciting, but probably fairly normal for a long marriage. We've settled into a routine, a habit of relating to each other (or not), but we know we love each other and are affectionate with each other. We just aren't as "into" each other as we were when we first started dating and got married. We're more like roommates and best friends now - companions, but I know he loves me dearly.

I was recently out of town on a business trip for eight days. Depending on my flight schedule and his work schedule, he typically drops me off at the airport and picks me up. I travel quite a lot for business, and this has been our routine for over 13 years.

For this trip, not only did he take and pick me up from the airport, but he greeted me at baggage claim with a dozen roses (9 red surrounding 3 pink), and I came home to another bouquet of four dozen baby red roses on the dining room table.

I think he missed me. :)
livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 34 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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You are very lucky to have such a wonderful husband, and that you love, respect and appreciate him. I have been replaced by a kitty, she is pretty dang cute, but still.......

Thank you. I'm lucky to have him in my life. He's a wonderful man. I can't imagine a kitty ever replacing him. I'm sorry if you were...

what nice story. yes routines have a way of making us complacent. and work and all the other bs that life keeps throwing at us.

Very true. Ugh. I hate stagnancy.

Now it's your turn. Surprise him with a weekend away . "Strike while the irons hot"

Lol. I surprise him often. :)

wish my wife had that same spark ..I would go to any lengths to have that type of relationship again ...will you add

I hope you both find that spark. Good luck! Make your life what you want it to be!

Sometimes, when you least expect it, they pull a romantic move. I know that a long relationship will lose some of the intensity of what it had at the beginning but it's the love that matters. That and the respect. I think you have a keeper as do I.

Thank you. I'm lucky, and I'm grateful.

this guy is great - I'm happy for you guys. My wife & I are also long term marriage, and would have it no other way.

That's wonderful. :) Congratulations!

I think he did !
Lovely L3 .
Mine misses me too , except i'm the one at home .

Thanks. Awww, that's great about your hubby. :)

Please ask him for me

Send me a private message.

How about his cell no ?

Lol. Nope. I'm sure there are plenty of other resources out there. :)

Is that a no.....don't go there ?

I'm not inclined to give out his email address if that's what you're asking. Sorry. ;)

A friend of mine wants a mentor for marriage matters

There are probably many on this site who could help him.

What is his em address ?

Lol, why?

So cute!

Thank you. :)

He definitely does miss you. You have a great relationship, both are lovers and best friends. That's marriage should be about. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you. :)

That is just about the best story I've read here....just simply beautiful. ;)

Wow, thank you. I'm lucky to have him.

Very thoughtful...those little gestures go a long way

He is very thoughtful. He loves me and takes care if me, and I appreciate his little gestures. He's a good man.

You definitely seem to be "missable."

*laughing* Thanks. He's picking me up this evening as well, so I wonder if he'll have flowers in the midst of a snowstorm...

In my family, I am the one who travels. My wife usually drops me off and picks me up. She brings me my Mother-in-law instead of flowers.

Oh good lord, I'm so sorry! (Unless you like your mother-in-law, then Yay!) I'd never do that to my hubby. That's cruel and unusual punishment in some countries.

I am jealous of both of you.
i am jealous of him cause he has you.
I am jealous of you cause he knows why he has you.

Awww, that's sweet. Thank you. We're lucky and blessed in many ways, but nothing's perfect. We do the best we can and are open and honest with each other.

It is always wonderful to be treated like the queen you are. I'm happy for you!

Thank you. He does treat me like a queen most of the time. I'm a very lucky woman. :)

very nice
add me please

But the key to me is that you both still love each other. With time love takes on different shapes. I suppose you could say that it evolves. But as long as you still love each other, your love will stand the test of time. Such was not the case for me. Oh sure, I had the love. I chose to endure. But the same could not, and cannot, be said for her. But I really don't want to go there. My point is simply this, when two people love each other, they take the not so good and the not so bad knowing that life could have been a lot worse, also knowing that they always hold the key to making it better. My ex may one day figure that out, but all too late. So keep on keepin' on, and best wishes now, forever, and always. :)

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. We are very lucky to still love each other after all these years. He's my best friend. We've resolved the main issue in our marriage and are moving forward with the agreement we came to about it. I'm sorry your ex didn't recognize what she had before she lost it. I'm sure good things and new love(s) are on the horizon for you, though. You seem to have an open heart, and I appreciate your good wishes.

Aww! Ya see, that is a real man. I love that. It just... ah, gives me Hope for the future, you know? It really, really does.

Though I do agree to one other poster here (As well as reading your other stories), it did sound like there was something missing... like you are thrilled and happy about this.. but it is not striking the core of you. It's getting there, but it's not hitting that right spot... not yet.

Very perceptive. Yes, he's a wonderful man who loves me dearly and I, him. Romance is alive and well in him, and I'm his wife. He knows how to treat his wife when it comes to romantic gestures. I'm not complaining. I'd much rather have him that way than not.

Thats sweet.... I just celebrated my first anniversary to my wife, I think we will try to avoid routine but in all honesty I never have had a routine aside from work so... maybe I have ascended such problems...

I hope you have. Congratulations on your first anniversary!

Glad to read such a positive, romantic story. You are a lucky woman indeed, happy for you :-)

Thank you. Yes, I'm lucky and very grateful.

You can depend on that kind of love ......always.

He's a good man and very dependable.

Wonderful, happy story, an inspiration to do the right thing!

Thank you. :)

Neat romantic story! Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you. :)

He loves ya!....it's nice to hear a positive marriage story for a change, not many of those on ep

Thank you. It's not perfect (none are), but it's good.

What a sweet story. I'm so glad he did that for you. :)

He's a good man. :)

He has to be cheating on you!! lol :)

Nice. Highly doubtful. He's always been romantic, and he's not the type to cheat. I'm not naive about that. I just know the type of man he is.

:)