Sunday, January 4, 2009

Show & Tell: January 4, 2009

The fall after we married we received an unexpected package in the mail. It was months after our wedding, and too early to be a Christmas gift. Upon opening it, we were delighted to find that someone had sent us a set of beautiful glass Christmas ornaments for our first tree as a married couple. The ornaments were all different shapes, and each ornament had a special meaning that was explained on an enclosed card. I laughed heartily at the time when we discoverd that the fish, the symbol of fertility, was broken. We were nowhere near ready for kids at the time, and I thought it was fitting that the fish was broken. I still absolutely cherish these ornaments, and carefully tie them to the tree branches with ribbon each year, so there is no chance a stray tail or feisty paw will cause them to fall off and be smashed.

I recently mentioned to Terrific T. that we needed to buy a fish ornament for the tree, to replace the one that arrived broken so many years ago. When he asked why, I reminded him about the broken fish ornament and its meaning. Yesterday, while I shopped the Victoria's Secret bra sale, he disappeared from the store. He returned a short time later with this:



Yes, it's covered in glitter and sequins, and I find it magical nonetheless. And yes, I feel blessed to have a husband who wholly buys into the notion that a fish ornament will fix our fertility troubles.

9 comments:

VA Blondie said...

Don't you just love indulgent hubbies! Mine is pretty indulgent of my follies and foibles as well.

Thanks for your comments on my blog.
I would love to have someone to help motivate me to exercise. I do find it easier to start if you have someone to motivate you.

Tarahville said...

I think that the fish is beautiful.

And I'm so happy that your H went off on his own and found you a fish to replace the broken one. They really do listen sometimes, don't they!?

JamieD said...

Terrific T gets all kinds of credit here - not only did he indulge in your fish notion but he ~remembered~ what you were talking about AND he acted on it. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like he also went shopping with you IN A MALL. I'm in awe.

Screw the RE, I'm gettin' me a fish . . .

Cassandra said...

Lovely fish, and great job, T!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful addition to the tree...and what a sweet hubby to get it for you.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Husbands have this incredible ability to amaze us when we least expect it. Glad you have a new fish ornament for your tree.

Billy said...

What a sweet husband :-)
And a lovely fish!

WiseGuy said...

There are strange coincidences in life - their meanings and symbolism emerges so late!

Anyways congrats for the blue swimmy and your DH's efforts to get it for you!

Stacie said...

What a great guy!

We also got a set of the traditional Christmas ornaments to place on our first tree as a married couple. I love putting them up each year, too!