These past couple of weeks has been exceptionally hard on us. Matt has returned to school and is working part time. This means that we don't see much of him and I don't get out of the house to often either. To be honest, this has put a bit of a strain on our relationship. We're just trying to endure until the end. We both know that when he finishes getting his CCNA certification we will be in a better place financially.
So I wasn't expecting much for Valentine's Day. He's usually kind of a Valentines Scrouge. Refusing to do anything because he feels he can get me flowers any other time of the year. To which I say WHATEVER! and try not to feel hurt.
I told him this year I wanted to give "heart-felt" gifts to each other. I took all the letters he wrote me in basic and put them together in a folder. (he wrote me every day for 3 months!) He loved it! I wasn't sure he was going to follow up on our deal, but last night he told me what he got/did for me and I was both shocked and touched.
Back story: I was adopted as a newborn from The Edna Gladney Adoption Agency in Texas.
He decided on how much he would have spent on a present, took that money and donated it in my name to the above mentioned adoption agency. He then said if it weren't for them, I wouldn't be in his life. They are a non-profit organization too, which made even more awesome.
So even though things have been strained, I know that he loves me and we WILL endure until the end. I'm a lucky gal...
Chris and Nicole
6 years ago