Tuesday, before we went to the Antique Malls, J & Big Man went to get hair cuts. I stayed home getting ready to go, and while blow drying my hair, I noticed that I had not put earrings in for quite some time. I have had my ears pierced many times, starting when I was 12. I had never made it through the 6 week healing period to even change them. I had tried every kind of metal and stud, hoop, etc. with no success. Last year, I took one more stab at it, and amazingly I was able to have earrings!! The first several months, I had so much fun changing them every day and gathered up quite a collection. Then, I got lazy and Tuesday when I decided to wear them I could not get the earring through my right ear. I really got upset about this! I kept trying and trying and by the time J got there, I was a sweating, frustrated mess. I asked J & Big Man to pray and tried a few more times, I could not get it through! J offered to try for me and I thought why not, I really didn't think it was going to budge. Well, he very patiently worked at it until he got it through. I know this seems like a really little thing, but I don't know if I've ever loved him more. You see, I was supposed to be ready to leave and instead of being frustrated with me and trying to get me out the door, he slowed me down and did exactly what I needed. (he was rewarded with many kisses)
While I'm bragging on my men, I have to tell what Big Man did. He had earned $4 for extra chores the day before we went and J and I gave him an extra $6 just for fun. He was VERY excited to have that much money to spend. The first antique shop we stopped at, while looking to spend his money, he came across the "perfect gift" for his sister. He came to J & I, with his big green eyes shining and said he had to buy this PEZ dispenser for Doodle. It has a smiley face, which she loves, the base was bright green, her favorite color, and it came with some PEZ candy, she loves her some sugar. He found some other things that he loved for himself, but by far he was most excited for his sissy to come home, so he could give her his gift. He had this so built up that I didn't think she could possibly react big enough.
Well she did me proud and he was thrilled with her reaction. Below are some pic's of the gift giving. He wrapped the gift himself. He is such a sweet little guy!
I know that I am not much of a photographer, but if you ever want to see a photo better you can click on them to enlarge.
Have a fabulous Friday!