#6 (Part 2 of 3)
When you want to express your love, it sometimes helps to have a plan B, and sometimes even a C and a D. Anytime you deal with human beings, things are bound to turn out differently than you expected.
A friend and I were having lunch on Valentine’s Day, and we discussed what we were going to do for our husbands that night. My friend said, “Abby, I’m going to fix that man the nicest bubble bath with candles and soft music.” I said, “Oh, yeah? That sounds nice. I do that for Craig sometimes.” She said, “Yeah, but I’m going to put him up a banner over the tub that says ‘I love you.’ You know, Abby, most women just wait for their husbands to bring them something for Valentine’s Day. They just have their hands open waiting for a handout.” I had to agree with her.
We giggled as we finished our lunch. The next day, same time, same place, I asked her how the evening went. She said, “Girl, it was a mess! Abby, I was so frustrated. Nothing went right.”
“I needed to get Bill out of the house so I could get everything set up. I sent him to the grocery store to pick up some things for me. After he left for the store, I literally ran around the house getting everything ready. I made a path of red paper hearts from the front door leading to the tub full of bubbles.” She explained, “But that man didn’t come right back like I had asked him to. I waited and waited, and the bath water started cooling off. So I kept running the hot water periodically to keep it warm. Finally he came, but through the back door! Bill never comes through the back door,” she said.
She went on to say, “Before I could turn around good and try and throw some of the hearts at the back door, the doorbell rang. Somebody was at the front door, and I scrambled to pick up the hearts. I called for Bill to help, and I threw the hearts at him saying, “These were for you anyway.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, I opened the door, and there stood my son coming home from work. We laughed about it later, but nothing turned out right!”
I had to laugh with her. You know it’s something special when you can laugh at yourself. Then she asked, “How about you? How was your Valentine’s surprise?” I said, “All I can tell you is that it was terrific!” She said, “I’m glad somebody’s plan worked out.”
What she didn’t know is that I had to resort to Plan C. Plan A didn’t work because Craig had eaten a heavy lunch and announced as he walked in the door, “I do not want anything else to eat for the rest of my life!” Well, I had to scratch the candle light dinner for two. So much for that!
To Be Continued... Copyright 2000 by Abby Gail Smith (pen name of Robbie S. Redmon) All rights reserved.
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