Like most weekends, he woke up early to take care of our daughter and let me sleep in. He then brought me my mail, and I proceeded to open my birthday cards. I came to the one pictured here to my left. As you can see, the names on the return address are just barely legible but not really. I couldn't figure out who it was from, but the zip code was in San Diego so I figured it must be from some of our friends. Anyways, I figured I would find out soon enough, so I opened the letter. Later I would reinspect this envelope to find that the stamp was re-glued from another letter and the wavy lines are not, in fact, from a post office meter but from my husband's pen.
At the end of the letter I was given a clue and told that he had left multiple comments on the Facebook profiles of our friends and family today. I had been given a birthday scavenger hunt! I quickly opened my iPad and started my fun present adventure. The first clue spoke of salamanders and a collision during softball. This of course led me to guess my dad. He was the only one I knew who used to carry salamanders in his pocket as a kid and who I coincidentally knocked unconscious while going after a fly ball.
Through the course of it, I received my favorite flowers (orchids), gift cards to two of my favorite stores, an adorable framed photo and tickets to Cirque Du Soleil. I gotta hand it to him. He outdid himself. He even shared a video he made of our 7 month old daughter signing the card he gave me from her. Too perfect for words. Today I am thankful for my amazing husband and how he made my day so special. I hope this provides some inspiration for you when you think about what to get your wife for her birthday. This great example surely scored my husband a lot of points.