My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Friday, September 14, 2007

Show & Tell

Kelli is hosting show and tell Friday again

So, here's mine.

I thought I'd take the next few weeks to tell you about some of my "pretties"

Today I'd like to tell you about the things on this shelf, and the man who gave them to me.

I love music boxes and angels.

I turned 23 the March before Subvet moved to Texas. Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years!! For my birthday he sent me the angel music box that's on your far left. It plays the chorus of the song "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Pardon, also sung by Whitney Houston. You can't see the angel and baby's faces in this picture but they're quite beautiful.

I graduated nursing school in December of 2000. For Christmas that year he gave me the statue on the far right. It's a "medical personnel" (could be a nurse or a doctor) holding a baby with an angel watching over them. The days that I was home while Gator-boy stayed in NICU I spent a lot of time looking at this one.

I can't remember which year he gave me it, but the small globe music box to the right plays "Silver Bells." One of my all time favorite Christmas Carols. It's second only to "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" which I MUST hear or it simply isn't Christmas!

The statue in the center is incredibly special to me. He gave it to me about this time last year for no particular reason. He said "When I saw this I just thought of you."

But my most prized possession on this shelf is the one you can't see. It sits behind the center statue and holds that fake ivy. It's a pretty, plastic urn looking bowl that originally held a dozen red roses. I had just started a job as Director of Nursing at a ratty and terribly run nursing home in a small town close to us. This job had staffing problems the likes of which I'd never imagined. Nurses and aids alike would just not bother to show up, and they didn't care if you fired them because they knew you wouldn't be able to hire anyone else. The temp services wouldn't even return my calls. I didn't go 6 hours straight without my beeper going off in the entire 3 weeks I worked there. The State inspectors showed up on my 3rd day. The paperwork was in a terrible mess, literally strewn over my desk and piled 3 feet tall. I was in way over my head. In the midst of all this Subvet sends me a dozen roses, the card says "Remember to kick butt and take names, if you get busy don't bother taking names!"

Just gotta love that man!


Diane J. said...

Jessica collects snow globes, unicorns and carousel horses. Me - not so much. I have a few knick knacks or what-nots, whatever you like to call them, that have special meaning, but not many.

That DON job sounds like a nightmare! How sweet of Subby to send you the roses, but that touching sentiment on the card almost made me tear up, LOL! ;D

Now that's a man after my own heart. He's definitely a keeper, Sarah.

Love and hugs,


MightyMom said...

you bet your sweet bippy he's a keeper!!

ellen b said...

Love the treasures and especially love the stories/history that goes with them!

Linda said...

I have a shelf of angels myself which, now that I think about it, really need dusting!

From the sounds of it, you took the last good man out of Connecticut when Subvet moved to Texas to be with you! Just my luck!!

Mrs. C said...

Thank you for sharing some of your "pretties". Your hubby is certainly thoughtful. ;)
Mrs. C

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful pieces for sure!!!

Sondra said...

I love that statue in the middle. It is so pretty! Sounds like your man is so sweet and I love his saying on the card. Too funny! I love the angels too!
Don't forget to check out my show and tell too.

Anonymous said...

I would sit in your floor on Sunday evening and look at your shelves and think how pretty they are. Now I can sit again on Sunday evenings and know they are awesome. See ya Sunday

jennifer said...

Love the angels and the sweetheart that gave them to you.

But I am a grandma got run over fan. When fourth was a baby we were at costco and there was as cute moose christmas stuffed toy. We handed to her cause it was fairly cheap...and then she hugged it and it began my addiction!!
It plays the tune over and over!!!

Sorry to grandmas and to me in the future but it is a laugh!

Stephanie said...

What a sweet collection! And what a wonderful hubby--just made for a nurse, wasn't he?

MightyMom said...

ellen, thank you

linda, please don't use that d-word here!! and surely there's another good man out there??

mrs c welcome! glad you stopped by and yes, he can be incredibly thoughtful!

susan and sondra, thank you

anon, thank you I never knew you liked them. I'd actually like to paint the wood shelves as the finish is atrocious, but Subvet doesn't like painted wood and I've been either pregnant or nursing ever since we moved in!

jen, I know every word to every verse! I call the radio stations every year to request it!! One day I'll find a cd with it!!

steph, he was just made for me, that much I know. One day I'll post on all the "coincidences" we encountered when we were first getting to know each other.

to all of you, although he's rather shy and won't leave me many comments here, he did say he was "very flattered" by all the kind words.

PEA said...

Such precious treasures on that shelf! I loved the story behind each one. My mom collects angels but her curio cabinets is packed full with them so we don't dare buy her any more! lol xox

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a great display and great memories.

I love Grandma got run over...Christmas isn't the same without it.

Your husband is a keeper! :)