So our 10 year anniversary isn't the only anniversary going on in our house - Shawn just rounded out his 5th year at his job. I'm beyond proud of him, and honestly, I admire his every day for going out to work while I'm home with our children. It's a tough, long day for him, and then he's home to yelling children, messy house and more often than not uncooked dinner. He takes it all in stride. As a "thank you!" for 5 years his company offers a 5 Year Gift to employees. The gift is their choice; they choose from a catalogue of items. He mentioned it briefly last week, and may have thrown out the idea that he could choose a watch or a really kick-ass flashlight... 'cause nothing says "thanks!" like a flashlight!
Last night the doorbell rang around 7pm. We figured it was the nearby neighbor kid who is ALWAYS ringing our doorbell, day and night, Christmas and holidays included, even though it was raining cats and dogs last night. It wasn't him. It was Fed Ex delivering Shawn's 5 year gift. I didn't even notice him open it. Then he walks over to me with a jewelry box and says "do you like these?" He holds out a beautiful pair of silver double-hoop earrings. He chose a gift for me for his 5 year gift. I was flabbergasted. It was a terribly sweet gesture, and I felt like I had to share with my general reading public because it was too kind of an act not to shout out over the blogosphere. How amazing is that fella, I ask you?!