When I asked Lina what she was doing this weekend, she told me her husband, Joel, was taking her to dinner tonight at a romantic, little Italian restaurant in Manhattan. “He came home yesterday and announced that he got a babysitter and made reservations ,” Lina said. “It was a wonderful surprise. He planned it all himself.”
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Angela, my long-time manicurist, wanted to make sure I went to see her today because she’s going to Israel on Wednesday for a week.
“How come you didn’t mention you were going away?” I asked.
“We’re going for my niece’s bat mitzvah. My husband surprised me with the trip. I wasn’t planning to go,” Angela answered.
“Does your family know you’re going?”
“No. It will be a surprise for everyone,” she said.
How utterly wonderful that there are men who still surprise their wives like Lina and Angela’s husbands, even after years of marriage and kids. They actually think about what will give their wives true joy and pleasure. Women love gifts and gestures that show them how much their husbands adore and appreciate them. Not just on Valentine’s Day.