Because of this:
Ben made this headboard for us (me). As a surprise. And I love it. He has been working on it for months now, and I although by the end I knew it was coming, he spent months in secret, heading off to a friends house to work on it. He did it all on his own, designed and created it and really wanted it to be a surprise.
At some point along the way Ben had to tell me he was working on a surprise for me – mostly because there were random amounts of money leaving our bank account at various times, and there were phone calls and emails that I wasn’t allowed to read/hear. But that poses a problem for me. You see -the minute I know there’s SOMETHING in the works – I can’t sit still. I ask questions ALL.THE.TIME about what it could be, is it this? or that? is it big? small? will I like it? And then because I don’t ACTUALLY want to ruin my own surprise, I tell Ben that he’d better delete all his emails because if he doesn’t, I’ll probably snoop, even if I don’t want to. It’s just SO hard knowing there would be information about my surprise and not go looking for it.
- Like the time we were dating and he was working in Nevada for the summer and because I snooped in his email I knew that he’d worked it out with my mom to make sure there were a dozen red roses delivered to me at work. I had to pretend I had no idea -even though every time someone came through the front door at work I practically just held out my hand, without even looking up, expecting a dozen roses to be put into it. (don’t worry, I confessed that I had snooped -although a few months later)
Anyway – enough about that. Here’s what I now refer to as “my new bed”. I know, I know, the bed is the same – but it’s just so much more fun to sleep in now.
Also? The stain glass? Ben designed that and had a friend make it for us. (That part I didn’t know about and was a great surprise)
Well clearly this post is pretty much a brag fest about my handy husband. But he really does deserve lots of credit. He’s amazing at creating and making things – and I’m pretty lucky that I get to be his inspiration.
PS – If you’re wondering: Yes I did make the bed just for the pictures, and yes, those are deep, profound “how to be a better Christian” books on Ben’s side of the bed, and Archie comics on mine.