Monday, January 11, 2010

Flower Power

A few years back, I started doing things for “mi chica” that I would not have done before. Simple things like saying “I love you”. “That goes without saying” is what I told myself, or something as simple and easy as it is to buy a bouquet of roses. “What is it about women and flowers?” is what I always asked myself. Well guess what, I stopped asking because I don’t really know that there is an answer to this, however the rewards for bringing her flowers and even a single flower for that matter will go a loooooooong way. I came to the realization that I have difficulty expressing my feelings, so by bringing “mi chica” flowers, I know that they are telling her everything for me. And even though I may widen the gap from time to time, I don’t let it get so wide that she will tell me “You don’t bring me flowers anymore”. However if someone would have told me sooner that flowers are the language of romance, I would have been singing a different tune a long time ago.

So once again, Garth Brooks sings and I listen:

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way
To show her every day
That she's my only one
If my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

What does it cost to buy a bouquet of flowers? How long does it take to send her an email telling her I love you and signing it with a . Did you make sure to kiss her in the morning? No baby, that dress does not make you look fat… really! Scouts honor. (Even though I was never in the scouts) There are so many things one can do and most don’t cost a thing and in return they will take the relationship a long way. And if the old saying is true then be advised that the best things in life are free. And just to quote a little piece of a Kenny Rogers song: “If I could only read her mind she would say. Buy me a rose, call me from work, open the door for me, what would it hurt, show me you love me by the look in your eyes. These are the little things I need the most in my life”. Yes it took me a while to learn this but after all isn’t life a dance we learn as we go.



Kika said...

:) this brought a huge smile to my face. Why? because i was witness to the love you had for her (in real life and through your writings). She was sometimes grumpy but you just loved her. You are the song. Thanks for making her so happy. I love you cunado!

Jose said...

I get the feeling that you wondered why or how I put up with her sometimes. The truth is that it wasn't hard at all, because in the end she always saw things my way.

Chely said...

When you and Sylvia were in L.A. in September and you were talking to Father Adolfo, she told me (with tears in her eyes) that she loved you so much that she didn't think she deserved you. I told her, "No, no don't say that! Don't you ever say that!"

The truth is, you guys deserved each other=)

Jenny from the Blog said...

Joe, I have 2 things to comment on...I was talking to Antonio the other day (he works for me and accompanied you and Sylvia to karaoke one night) and he asked me how you were doing. I told him you were fine. Then he went on to say that he saw how much you 2 were so in love with each other and that he had only met you that day...that says a lot! And the other thing would be, please help me at least get your son to read your blog. He doesn't share his feelings most times either. :o)

Anonymous said...

I love your post today. Paul's not very good at expressing himself either. But as we age Joe.(Women) we see the love expressed in a pot of soup or in helping me do EVERYTHING when I broke my leg and did with great enjoyment make fun of me.. :)
NO ONE who knew you even a little didn't know how much you loved your Chica. So I know she knew too.

MrManuel said...

I try to tell my wife I love you as often as I can or compliment her as often as I can. She could probably use more flowers though.

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