Lloyd’s Life Lessons: The Importance Of An I Love My Wife Day
By: Lloyd Marcus
Please do not think I am lobbying for Husband of The Year. I am not. However Mary, my beautiful wife of thirty years, has proven herself to be a wonderful gift from God to me.
In love and gratitude, from time to time I pray, “Lord, show me how to bless my wife today”. It came to me to ask Mary what she would like to do and submit to her request. Mary wanted us to shop for three red items to accessorize the new side table in our great room.
Talk about, as they say on Star Trek, “to boldly go where no man has gone before”, we went to seven, yes, I said seven stores; carefully studying designs, colors and whether or not an item was properly themed for our room.
Then, there was the “coupon /percentage off thing” about which Mary was well educated. We had to go to this store because she had a 30% off coupon; another store offered 15% off on Tuesdays, another store offered 70% off. I am convinced that not even “world peace” could excite Mary more than 70% off.
I also learned no shopping spree would be complete without a visit to Starbuck’s for coffee. What is this love affair women have with Starbuck’s? There was a line to purchase coffee, of which, 90% were women.
Just when I thought my “good hubby” ordeal was over, Mary excitedly asked, “You don’t mind if we go to Pier One do you?” “Of course not”, I replied with a big smile on my face. Then, Mary named three additional stores she wanted to visit. All toll, we visited eleven stores.
Our quest to find and purchase the perfect three red items for the new side table was unfruitful. However, we did purchase a lamp for another area of our room.
Without Mary knowing it, I had made a commitment to God and her for the day to do whatever she wanted to do. If she wanted to drag, I mean, ask me to accompany her to twenty stores, I would have done it with a smile.
Mercifully, after visiting eleven stores, it was dinner time. Upon Mary’s request, the grand finale of our “shopping date” was dinner at a new sushi restaurant she wanted to try out.
During dinner, Mary exclaimed, “I had so much fun shopping. Thank you.” Seeing Mary’s pleasure was well worth enduring her shopping marathon.
Guys, from time to time, it is good to show your wife you love and appreciate her. There’s an old saying, “If momma ain’t happy, nobody is happy”.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin. Spokesperson for Tea Party Express Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.