Thursday, December 11, 2008

Flowers For Sabbath

From Friday, February 22, 2008
7:36:18 PM

It is almost Sabbath. But this was a story I wanted to share before t.he sun goes down.
It is a tradition for Orthodox Jewish men ( for most anyway) to bring flowers home to their wives on Friday afternoon. Yes, very romantic as well as a wonderful touch for the celebration of Sabbath. Having told Mark about this tradition in the beginning of our relationship, since the first weeks of our marriage, Mark has brought home flowers to me for Sabbath.

And I love it.
And it is one of the things I miss with Mark being in Iraq, I have not recieved Sabbath flowers. Yes, it is a small thing. But it is one of those things one misses when one's spouse is deployed.
But this afternoon, coming home from the store, I watched the flower delievery van park outside our apartment building. A huge smile spread across my face and I ran upstairs, knowing there were flowers waiting for me.
The Delievery Man was at the head of the stairs smiling. He is use do delievering packages from Iraq and knew how much this meant to me.

There were Red roses and white Lilies. Already my house smells like heaven.
The card read in part: "To the only woman I can truly ever love, Good Sabbath."
It is now.
Animated Flowers

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