Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of superheroes that wear capes?
I guess that they are more interested in the superpowers afforded by wearing
these capes than in making a fashion statement. Personally, I would like to
have both, but since I can only fly in my dreams, I have to settle for
making the fashion statement.
Such was the case on this past Tuesday night.
Chuck and I had decided earlier that day to go out to celebrate Valentine's
Day because he was leaving town on a business trip for the rest of the week.
He also said that he would be willing to take some pictures for me. Sweet!
When I came home from work, it was clear that he had had a VERY tough
day at work. Yet he still insisted that he wanted to take the pictures.
As we headed to the location, it started to get dark. Very dark. I assured
him that I was fine with canceling the photo shoot and just going to
dinner. Again, he insisted on wanting to take the pictures.
As we pulled up at the warehouse, it started to rain. We had to make a
mad dash for cover. Then, the rain turned into what the Weather
Channel referred to as ice pellets. And not just a few. There was a
downpour of ice pellets bouncing off our car and the porch under which
we had taken refuge.
It was completely dark by this time and Chuck had left the headlights on
so that we would be able to see what we were doing. Here we were in a
rundown part of town, in the frozen dark, being pounded with ice pellets.
But still he persevered in carrying out his promise.
Such ideal conditions for taking pictures!
Later, at dinner, he explained why it was important to him to take those
pictures inspite of his bad day and the daunting weather conditions. With
two kids in college, money is usually tight. He wanted to do something
special for me and this was a way that he could show me that he cares.
It didn't cost him a dime, but to me it was priceless.
I'm writing this on Valentine's night. We are on opposite sides of the state
but that really doesn't matter. Love is not constrained by distance nor
is it limited to grand gestures. Chuck proved that we don't need a commercial
holiday to honor each other and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money.
He is so wonderful at cherishing me and showing his love in ways that far
surpass flowers or cards.
Actually, he's better at it than I am. I need to do a better job of honoring
him. And I have an amazing teacher from whom I can learn.
So, the true superhero of this post was behind the camera. He wasn't wearing
a cape, just his heart on his sleeve.
Here we are on Valentine's Day 2012. He made reservations for
us at Waffle House. Yes, you read that correctly. Reservations at
Waffle House. But that's a story for another day!
Thank you, Chuck! I love you!
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Brown D&Y military cap--$8.99 Ross
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Merona brown turtleneck--$4.94 Thrifted
Maurice's brown/cream toggle front hooded vest--$2.92 Thrifted
Be Bop brown cord skinnies--$19.99 Marshall's
Dollhouse fleece cuffed brown lace-up boots--$22.99 Ross