Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our Kind of Fort

Did you ever make a fort when you were little?

My brother, sister, and I used to make them all the time. We would drape blankets over chairs, covering them all the way so they touched the floor. We'd put pillows and blankets underneath and have the best time hiding out, giggling, and peeking out to see if anyone knew where we were.

Yesterday, I built a fort.

But it was a different kind of fort.

I didn't use chairs, just billions of pillows covered with blankets.

And I had candles.

And lotion.

And a surprised husband who walked into our living room upon returning from work who couldn't have been happier.

You see this man of mine. He loves massages. He has back problems to begin with, but pair that with sitting in a desk all day and let me tell you the man suffers.

So you think God would've blessed him with a wife who loved to give him nightly massages to rub his worries away?

He did not.

In fact, I pretty much hate it.

Okay, I don't hate it. I just get bored! I mean, how long are you supposed to rub someone? When can I stop? Plus, it's not like I know any special massage techniques!?! I have no idea what I am doing.

So this, ladies, was special.

And I really didn't have a reason. I just wanted to do something to show my husband that I was thinking about him. But you know what? It was the perfect day to do it. Unbeknownst to me, he had quite the rough day at the office and it was just the thing he needed.

Maybe God did know what he was doing.

18 comments:

Shaina said...

I also love massages, but I don't think Matt likes to give them.

But that's what the professionals are for! :) You are such a good wife!

Patience said...

My fiance loves getting massages and I too get bored. This was such a sweet gesture and I am sure your husband is still glowing today.

Lucy Marie said...

GET A ROOM!

Brittany Ann said...

Awww, you're such a good wife! I'm with you. I don't enjoy the world of massage. I need to be better about doing it myself cuz the hubs loves them!

Dollface said...

Omg.. that is by far the nicest thing ever.... awww.... youre such a great wife!! xxxoo

Lindsey said...

Aww you are such a great wife!!

Linda said...

I do weekly skin treatments on my hubby. He's so spoiled. Then I finish with a massage. I usually do it for about 15 minutes. After that I get tired. I hear you. it gets boring!

LauraAnn said...

Awe! That was very sweet of you!!! I am sure he really appreciated the thought and the massage!

Newlywed in the Suburbs said...

So sweet! Isn't it great to have someone to love selflessly? Great reminder for me to do something sweet for my husband!

d.a.r. said...

Haha, at first I thought this blog post was going to be a little R-rated, hahah!

You are a nice wife, it sounds like he really needed some destressing!

And I totally get bored giving back rubs. I just want it to be my turn, haha!

Jenn said...

you are such a good wife! i always beg my husband for back rubs & he sucks and gives me one for like 2 seconds. i need to get you on the phone with my hubby.

oh btw - SEE YOU NEXT WEEKEND!!!! :)

Lora said...

that's SO sweet :)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

oh...now that's romance!!! my husband would adore that....i may need to use this idea!

Kristin @ the Waiting Game said...

How sweet! I love getting my back rubbed, but when it's my turn to rub the fiance's back ...I only do it for about 2 seconds! ha!

In this wonderful life... said...

what a good wife! SO SWEET!!! I'm no good at massages...my hands start to hurt!

AmyKristen said...

You are the sweetest! Thank you for the great idea. My husband LOVES massages too, and they surely aren't my favorite thing. You are such a great wife! Love your blog!

besswess said...

You make me want to be married. Sigh!

Maggie said...

Forts!! We should build one before all our furniture arrives at the new place. FANTASTIC idea.