This weekend’s 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks brought a lot of reminiscing for America and individuals. "We Will Never Forget ... " Where we were, why did this happen and how we responded as a nation. The images just flowed through my head of the towers burning in New York, the Threat Condition Delta on our military installations, locked and loaded automatic weapons at the installation entry points, a command post full of very determined airmen and the President reading to a young group of children. So many to remember …
I had prepared a few items on note cards a couple of years ago as reminders for me,
gave them to Deb one day at a time for a month. They were simple, how I could help more around the house or take my time to do something unique! Some were “chores”, some were romantic and some definitely lead up to a planned vacation. All were simple one liners such as, “clean living room”, “take Deb shopping for cruise items”, “take Deb out to dinner”, “do the laundry today” and “take a walk together”.
The idea was to show my appreciation for everything she did for us as a couple and also make her day a bit easier in some cases. We talked about it why I had done it and I said, “they were a gift of my time”. Thirty one gifts of my time for her to enjoy. We laughed at some of them and she had returned the favor by adding her own gifts of time to each card.