Flickr Friday: Missing and reminiscing

I’m behind in my flickr uploads and as you know I’m still very sad about the fact that he left to go back home on Monday. So for this week’s Flickr Friday, I’m featuring one of the recent photos I took of the flowers that he sent as a surprise for our anniversary1. I don’t know what this flower is called, but it’s only lightly fragrant and so very strinking and beautiful. This is not the best photo I could have taken of it, but I like it even more because of the imperfections in the photo.


I must have known when he was leaving the country for the first time in 2005 and we were breaking up that he was just the guy for me. Why else would I have fought so hard for him? Even after having him tell me that he didn’t feel the same way about me as I did about him during one of my holidays in Dublin2. And everything that we’ve been through has made me love him so much more… I can’t imagine my life without him in it. Actually, I always preferred to say that I don’t want to imagine my life without him in it.

He doesn’t give me flowers often, which is great because it’s very hard to take care of flowers3. But he’s always sent me the most beautiful flowers for special occasions when we’ve been apart and it’s the sweetest thing ever. If he knew my address at work, I’d say he’d send them there instead so I could get them immediately. Though again, I prefer to get them at home so I can put them in water right away.

Looking at these photos reminds me of the flowers he sent4. The flowers he sent reminds me of how much he loves me and how much I love him. The beauty and any little imperfections of the flowers that I receive reminds me of the path our relationship has taken. So while I love buying flowers for myself to accentuate the decor of my room or a dinner table setting, I definitely love getting flowers from him more!

At this point, I’m reminded that Rachel said that in the EC forums that she didn’t like getting flowers, so I’d like to know: What do you guys like to receive as presents?

  1. which was about a week before he arrived[]
  2. It’s a true story[]
  3. I hope that this changes when I have my own home and can control climates and my own schedule for watering and etc better[]
  4. obviously[]

responses to “Flickr Friday: Missing and reminiscing” 11

  1. @Ate Maeyo: Hehe I don’t think bamboo is that pretty but I like the potted plants idea – but they’re harder to take care of (for me anyway)!

    @mspennylane: Hopefully he reads my blog and your comment and gets the hint then? Hehe thanks, I just find such wonderful sentiments in our love in general… it’s hard not to share hehe

    @Haley: In case I forget, early Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for the well wishes… I’m hoping I get to see him for New Years but it looks like it might cost about CDN$1,500 which is just insane!

    @Monica: I can just picture your shabby chic home now that you’ve said that! And I like it!

    @Monique: I’m the same, I do agree they’re a waste because you spend so much and they die but I just LOVE them! Thanks {{{{hug}}}} right back 😀

    @Trench: Hehe does your wife agree about the Bamboo? Living on an island I’m sure it’s easy for you guys to get beautiful, tropical potted plants (and keep them alive!!)

    @Ken: I used to be the same, but I like knowing that the person giving me the gift has gone into so much trouble to figure out what I’m going to like – because I always put a lot of time, thought and effort into gifts I give. Now, that’s not to say I won’t accept cash though!! LOL

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