Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Making My Heart Melt

     I am interrupting my chicken series for today's post. After all, this blog is all about La Bonne Vie (The Good Life) and I was gifted with such a sweet surprise. I cannot let this day pass without recording this wonderful gift.
     After a busy day in school, I came home, jaded, sticky and sweaty. Upon opening the door, my eyes fell upon this huge bouquet of pink and purple roses. My jaw literally dropped!

     It was totally unexpected. Hubby had left for a meeting in Bukit Jalil at half past four in the morning. The meeting was supposed to end around four in the evening. By the time his driver eases out of the infamous traffic jam and drive back to Ipoh, it would be late. I texted hubby at about half past five this evening to see if he was already on his way home. The cheeky fellow answered in the affirmative. In truth, the meeting had ended very much earlier and hubby had arrived home at four in the evening! He had then driven out to get the roses to surprise me.
       This Valentine's Day surprise is so touching. Knowing that he had a meeting in Bukit Jalil today, we had a pre-Valentine's Day dinner at Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf last Friday. Old married couples like us do not jostle with the masses on the actual day and pay through the noses for special menus. Old married couples like us do not expect to be given presents on special occasions like Valentine's Day. Old married couples like us do not make a fuss over Valentine's Day and get all lovey-dovey on this day. Every day spent with your loved one is Valentine's Day.
     And yet, being greeted by the sight of the roses on Valentine's Day, especially when it's least expected, is so heart-warming. Hubby really made my heart melt today. Merci beaucoup, mon amour.


  1. So happy to read this post, Irene... you are really smiling sweetly from your heart... Treasure your love one, day in and out.. God Bless you both!!

  2. Irene, I am so happy for you. Your hubby is a sweet darling! Happy Valentine's day to you!

  3. Thanks, Nancy. I'll tell him you said he's a sweet darling :)