Okay, I have to tell you the story behind this card that was made for my sweet husband. He's a kind of low-key, calm sort of fellow, and not very vocal about expressing his love for me; a fact that used to bother me when I was much younger. He'd say those three little words sometimes, but not nearly as often as I longed to hear them.
Fast forward a few decades, and I am older and, I hope, a bit wiser. I can see now all the ways that he has shown his love and appreciation for me through the years. And actions speak much louder than words. I have seen friends in relationships where their guy would say it, but then treat them like dirt. Actions, people!
So, one of the myriad of ways, big and small, that he has shown me he loves me is by building a new set of steps to our home. The last time my mom visited, she had difficulty getting up the steps, which were quite a bit steeper than the building code allows. Before she came for this visit, he researched and planned and built lovely wide, shallow steps so Mom can make it up on her own. And then painted them and added the non-slip stuff so they are safe. I love that man.
Best. Guy. Ever.
I used this awesome sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to "build" the card:
Aw, I have one of those guys, too! And I love your card, along with the reason for it. Thanks for sharing it!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Glad to hear that you have one, too. They are a treasure!Delete
Tom is a keeper!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sherry! I agree. :)Delete
As they say, actions speak louder than words. Love the card and the sentiment.ReplyDelete
What a great card for your husband! He sounds like a sweet man! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jen!Delete
What a wonderful card!!
What a sweet story - actions ARE so very important and you definitely have one of the Best.Guys.Ever!! A perfect masculine card - I love the silver accents. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kim! Those screw embellishments were a nod toward the deck screws he used on the steps. :)Delete
Aww what a sweet story and what an awesome guy card, love them both!ReplyDelete