Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Oh what a lovely surprise!

Cards and presents have been arriving for the birthday boy ( MTL’s birthday is on the 4th) but there in the kitchen was a large box.

‘Why haven’t you opened it?’ I asked MTL.

‘It’s for you.’

I checked and it was and I was puzzled. Nowhere near my birthday, too early for Christmas? I opened it carefully to find the most beautiful bouquet full of vibrant colours, roses and freesias in bud, carnations, berries and large daisy faced ones which I think may be zinnias. There was a large white vase – ideal to show off the riot of colour and a box of delectable chocolates.

It was when I read the note that I lost my composure and couldn’t answer when MTL asked who it was from. The note said:

Dear Pat, because you are a tower of strength. Love from…

It was from our Australian family half of whom will visit us in January. As MTL says waggishly:

‘Which half – top or bottom?’

Just for the record I live with ‘The tower of strength’

23 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

Ah, this is lovely.
Happy Birthday to your TL tomorrow.
Enjoy!
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet: thank you:)

R. Sherman said...

Happy Day to YTL. And congrats on the lovely surprise.

Cheers.

sablonneuse said...

A well deserved surprise and Happy Birthday to YTL for tomorrow. Hope you both have a wonderful day.

debra said...

Wishing glorious days!

angryparsnip said...

awwwwwwwwwwww...

I am all teary eye and it is not even my flowers.
What a special gift for a special and strong Lady !

Add my wishes to YTL for a wonderful Birthday.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Randall: thanks for MTL. I don't deserve it. Which reminds me - time for a choccy.

Sandy: thank you - it should be good - the weather has turned warm.

Debra: that is kind of you:)

Parsnip: It's funny the only time I have wept has been when MTL's children have said or shown their appreciation.
I'll pass all the good wishes on.

savannah said...

Perfect gift for a lovely lady. I'll bet YTL thinks you deserve them and more. Please give Himself a kiss and a handshake from savannah & the MITM! xoxoxox

Pat said...

Savannah: I will indeed and he'll be happy to receive them:)

lom said...

how wonderful, it brought a tear to my eye reading this. Happy birthday to the birthday boy for tomorrow

Pat said...

LOM: thank you. We've just had a long session with the chemo nurse and she seems a good sort and reliable. Even recommended a place for lunch tomorrow.

Queenie said...

Those Australians are a perceptive crowd. Enjoy your flowers, and I hope you both have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Kim Ayres said...

Mightily deserved!

Pat said...

Queenie: after our talk with the nurse it feels rather like embarkation leave. Thank you for the wishes:)

Kim: you're just prejudiced;)

Eryl said...

YTL's family must be so happy that he has you to take care of him at this time, the whole thing must be such a worry for them being so far away. You deserve the recognition immensely. It brought a tear to my eye too. I reckon you are each others' towers of strength.

Very happy birthday to him tomorrow, hope you have a nice lunch.

Guyana-Gyal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YTL.

Happy Everything to you, Pat.

Enjoy every single minute!

Pat said...

Eryl: I am very lucky with all the family and they are both supportive and appreciative. It's always lovely to see them. And really I'm spoilt rotten:)

GG: I will I will.
Because he's lost weight I ordered three nice shirts for him and they haven't appeared yet. Drat!

kenju said...

Happy Birthday to MTL and how nice that you got flowers and candy!!

Pat said...

Judy: many thanks:)

Macy said...

Hi - Just called in to wish you both all the best for tomorrow!
At the new restaurant I mean!

Pat said...

Thank you Macy - it was excellent:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How Sweet! A lovely surprise, Indeed, my dear Pat.
And....A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DEAR MTL!

Pat said...

Naomi: thank you. All things considered it was a good day and particularly when the grandchildren followed the old tradition of singing Happy birthday down the phone - even from France and Australia.