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I am no stranger to sending myself thoughtful gifts – from my husband. I’m practically doing him a favour by making his life less overwhelming.

It’s almost like I’m saving him the time, trouble and stress of having to try and remember these things himself.

By taking the guesswork out of gift giving, not only am I ensuring that he never misses a special occasion, BUT, I’m showing myself ‘self love’, and that’s really important, because if we fail to show ourselves love then how will others know to treat us the way we would love to be treated.

Now I’m not suggesting that a gift is equivalent to love- I most certainly wouldn’t be inclined to repeatedly accept a bunch of flowers after constant explosive arguments. But sometimes it’s nice to be remembered on special occasions, without having to remind your loved one and without holding one’s breath in anticipation of something which may never eventuate.

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But then the kids came along….

I must admit that my hubby would always remember every momentous occasion. Until our children got in the way and distracted his mind!

Suddenly they became his focus and took over his life- which is lovely, really, but I wasn’t completely prepared emotionally for the takeover.

Recently I sent myself a present for Mother’s Day. I knew that the shipping deadlines were coming to a close and my hubby wasn’t responding to the magnificent collages of gift ideas I was sending him- so I did it myself!

I even wrote the card

“My Darling wife Rochelle, I love you more today than I did yesterday, but not as much as I will tomorrow…” I had the store write in the gift card.

It’s something my hubby would NEVER say and will cause him the most amount of discomfort when he hears me reading it out loud to the children- oh, perhaps I forgot to mention- the children don’t know these gifts aren’t from their father.

No, I like to create the illusion for everyone, that I am married to a man that is just THAT loving. It fills their little lives with excitement and romance and it’s not doing them any harm… I mean deep down inside, maybe, my hubby doesn’t regret being married to me… he could possibly even love me… I hope!

But then it backfired…

Here’s where my acts of kindness to myself backfired just before Mother’s Day however… there was a knock at the door and my husband opened it to a delivery man with a beautiful box of roses.

They were absolutely exquisite, and my heart burst with happiness at the sight of them!

This was until my hubby asked me who they are from!

I opened the card to a curiously cryptic message! I had no clue who had sent me this gorgeous gift! And my details were on the box!

Cryptic Card

The card mentioned a getaway ‘no kids no partners- just us. We had so much fun together. It’s a holiday I’ll remember forever’. The timing could not have been more off – considering that I am pregnant… this card had the potential for some hilarious scandal and it was just so amusing to me!

Honestly, if the tables were turned and my husband had received the same card, I would be extremely jealous and somewhat suspicious! Not my hubby though.

No, he thinks I’ve sent these to myself. And my mind was racing trying to work out which one of my friends had a sense of humour that is equally as wicked as mine to think of playing a prank like that.

Mystery Solved

Curiosity got the better of me and so I called Mr. Roses to try and track down who could have been so incredibly thoughtful as to send me flowers. I just had to thank them for making my heart feel like bursting and making me laugh out loud at the card!

Turns out I had WON a competition through the wonderful Mouths of Mums website! I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t even remember entering! The cards must have been mixed up at the florist!

My Mother’s Day has been made, my heart is just so full, and I am deeply grateful to this wonderful company for their kindness!

Thank you Mouths of Mums for always bringing me the greatest joy!

It’s My Little Secret……

Of course, I’m not telling my husband I won these! Oh heavens no! We are in the middle of a series called “The Secrets She Keeps” and this only adds to the excitement of life… besides I don’t understand why he didn’t feel jealous… perhaps I have been overly affectionate towards myself over the years… maybe I need to hold back a little on the romantic cards I send myself…

Have you ever received a thoughtful gift from your partner? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Great story and cleverly told. Thanks for sharing.

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  • No never hence why he may be an ex

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  • Haha that is a great story! Made me laugh I would be so curious wondering if I had a secret admirer LOL

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  • Interesting story self gift is the best gift

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  • My partner got some gardening things to make succulent turtles together as a family. Was very thoughtful and I didn’t have to remind him!

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  • My kids say Im hard to buy for so they got me flowers

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  • Ah I didn’t get anything yesterday but that’s ok, just time together as a family is good!

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  • That’s a great story to share! Yesterday was my first mother’s day and I was pretty disappointed because my husband didn’t do anything special for me and I think it’s because Mother’s day wasn’t ever a big deal in his family (or maybe just not a big deal for him). I do plan to tell him that I was disappointed but I also don’t want him to do something special just because I want him to. Rather I want him to show that he appreciates me purely because he does.

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  • That is hilarious! Last year my hubby decided to get in cleaners to spring clean our house for mothers day (which I loved and am thankful for), however this backfired as when the cleaners were dusting the ceiling fans, they used my $350 Belgium Linen quilt cover as a drop sheet and spilt bleach beech on it. Now i’m just annoyed.

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  • That is just too Funny. My oh my hubby must be very trusting lol. Mind you most men would think we were having a lend of them.

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  • Haha, this is such a funny and awesome story. I’m very fortunate as my hubby has always been thoughtful and caring and romantic. He would often have flowers delivered to me at work ‘just because’. Whilst post-kids it has changed a bit, he still does it every now and then.

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  • That is a great story, good for you

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  • Oh my lord that was a hilarious read! Congratulations on the flowers.
    Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • Congratulations on the flowers. My late husband really surprised me one day. It was our anniversary and he decided we should go to our local pub for a couple of drinks. He asked me to go in and order our drinks while he popped in to the shop to get a lotto ticket (or so he said). Next thing you know everyone at the bar turned around to see my husband walking in with a bouquet of beautiful red roses. He’d never done that before and it really made my day. Still miss him and every time I see roses I think of that day.

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  • What a lovely surprise, enjoy !

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