I had the most wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve! My husband built a beautiful secretary desk with a detachable bookcase for my Christmas gift. I was so shocked that this incredible piece of furniture was actually mine! You see, Mike told me that he was building this piece for a client and that it needed to be delivered by Christmas Eve morning. I watched him craft the secretary from the very beginning and immediately fell in love with it. I am always awed by how he can take pieces of wood and create such amazing pieces. I am so proud of his talent!
On Christmas Eve morning, when the secretary was to be “delivered,” Mike asked me to check the drawer because he’d left something in it. The only thing in the drawer was a card with my name on it. I was puzzled, but once I read the card, I began to cry. The words that he wrote were as beautiful as the secretary. I couldn’t believe that it was mine!
This gift meant so much because it represented labor of love. Mike spent hours building and staining the secretary. He often worked on it late into the night. Again, I thought that he was simply on a tight timeline for the client and had no idea that it was for me. I repeatedly joked that I wasn’t going to let the client have the secretary because it needed to stay with us and I don’t know how Mike kept a straight face.
I’m ready to start filling the shelves and my laptop looks and fits perfectly. I have new notebooks and pens stored in the drawer and cabinets. I can’t wait to see what I write while sitting at my new secretary desk!
This. Is. So. Awesome.
The pride and love for your husband just ooze off the slice, and I can see why, he’s a talented man! The fact you were there to see the process in motion is all the more special. What a great gift of love to you!
Enjoy it to the fullest! 🙂
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