Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope that all of your shopping and running around is done and that you can take some time and relax and spend time with your families. Today is the last day I'm working this week, so I'll have a little time to do last minute things and then relax before the big day. In honor of Christmas, and family, I thought I'd switch things up a bit and tell an old, sweet story today.

Rock and I dated casually for a year or so, then gradually got more and more serious, eventually deciding to move in together. One night, when we were still in the casual dating phase, he called me to tell me that there was a hurricane moving in that night. He wanted to make sure that I had a flashlight and batteries and enough food to get by if the power went out. (I was a 20-something year old female - my entire decorating scheme was candles. I assured him I was good on light.) He also wanted to make sure that I had thought to fill up my car with gas and get money from an ATM, because I wouldn't be able to do either if the power went out. We talked for a little while longer, then hung up. After I hung up the phone, I realized that he had told me he loved me. Not in words, I knew he wasn't ready for that step yet, but by his actions.

God bless us, every one.

14 comments:

Pickles and Dimes said...

Awww...that's so sweet!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

d e v a n said...

Merry Christmas!

Shelly said...

Thanks Shauna - same to you and Jason!

Shelly said...

Devan - Merry Christmas to you and your sweet boys!

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Shelly Overlook said...

Merry Christmas to all of you! I see 2009 as the Year of the Shellys!

The Hotfessional said...

Actions - they speak louder than words.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Stephanie said...

So sweet and soooo true, actions speak much louder than words!

Shelly said...

Shelly - I totally agree! This year we finalize our plans for world domination!

Shelly said...

Hot - That's the first time I realized how true that was.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Shelly said...

Stephanie - Welcome! And thank you!

Alice said...

AWWWW that is a VERY cute story :-) i hope your christmas was wonderful!

Shelly said...

Thanks Alice! Our Christmas was great - hope yours was, too!