Friday, October 27, 2006

All because the lady loves... flowers on her anniversary

Today is our anniversary. We’ve been married for 9 years. As I sit here typing this Mr Man is in town buying me a card and probably getting me a surprise bunch of flowers as well. I know it’s so hard for him to go into town, and so it means that much more to me. Usually, wild horses couldn’t drag him there, but just on this one day of the year he will make that special effort. Obviously he can’t cope with going alone, and last year his key worker Paul took him, but this year Paul is sick so my friend has taken him.

How can I not love a man who, despite his anxieties, voices, and paranoia, will go out to buy me flowers for the sake of romance? It’s the ultimate “because the lady loves Milk Tray”* moment.

*A British advert in the 1980’s for Cadbury’s Milk Tray (a box of chocolates), where a James Bond type character would risk life and limb to deliver a box of Milk Tray to the woman he loved, with a voice over at the end of the advert saying “All because the lady loves Milk Tray”.

Edit: Replace "bunch of flowers" with "large bouquet of flowers"!


angelfeet said...

That's very special.

Happy Anniversary, Mr Man and Mr Mans Wife.

Mr Mans Wife said...

*Big smile* Thank you so much Angelfeet.

Love Always Hopes said...

Those are the things to remember when things get hard. The wonderful memories of love. =)

Mr Mans Wife said...

Don't give up hope of those days ever returning LAH. They don't have to be just memories. Mr LAH is still there. The wait can be hard, but don't give up hope.