Thursday, February 17, 2011

Flower Day #2...

I have a quick little story for you today... but it packs a big PUNCH!  Day 2 of Jeff's flower "awesomeness" was at my very first marathon... the 2000 LA Marathon.  (and, no, I'm not still marathoning... that ended in 2000!)

A little back story... I trained with a group for 6 MONTHS for this race... and I was READY to go!  My parents, the kids and Jeff stayed up in LA for the weekend to be there and watch me run... but there were two problems...

1.  I had the flu and a fever of 102!
2.  It was raining... it actually rained an average of 1" PER HOUR during the marathon!

Long story short, Mom, Dad and the kids watched the race on TV in the hotel room while Jeff braved the weather to cheer me on...

... and just short of the finish line I heard him calling my name...

... I saw him in the crowd and he was holding a dozen red roses...

... and motioned me to come over to him.

At that point, my time didn't matter, just my cute boyfriend (still boyfriend at that time)... those flowers... and a wonderful kiss!  I crossed the finish line in 5:55:50... soaking wet... still with a fever... and the BIGGEST SMILE on my face... butterflies fluttering in my stomach... and cradling my special flowers.  3 months later, I bettered my time by little over an hour (4:50:00) at the 2000 Rock n Roll Marathon... and Jeff was at the finish line of that race, too... with more flowers!

Remember your assignment for the week... think of a memory where your spouse did something wonderful for you... totally out of the blue... and let those butterflies start fluttering in your stomach again, too!!! ;-)

See you tomorrow for FOODIE FRIDAY (as a friend of mine renamed for me!)

2 comments:

Jeff said...

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Always flowers for you.
Love Jeff

Tracey Locher said...

Ohhhhh, Sweetheart... you know just how to make me smile! I love you! :-)