The Gift of Love

To be honest when it comes to adults we’re not big on giving fancy expensive presents in my family – we prefer to go with smaller, thoughtful gifts that have some meaning attached to them…

Today is my 58th birthday, and my husband has given me beautifully designed hardback copies of two of my favourite Jane Austen novels – Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. My original well-thumbed paperbacks from my younger years fell apart years ago and in time were replaced by very similar regular paperbacks which by now are also a bit dog-eared and worse for wear. So I’m absolutely delighted with my new copies… I suppose I’m going to have to read them again now, just to make sure they’re just as good as I remember… πŸ™‚

But the best thing is that in showing that he knows me so well by finding such a thoughtful birthday present for me, my husband has given me so much more than just two relatively inexpensive hardback books, he’s given me the gift of love, and that is something that is truly priceless… ❀

Word of the Day Challenge: Prejudice

12 thoughts on “The Gift of Love

  1. A very very happy birthday Ruth. What a wonderful present. I am sure you will really cherish those. And yes, love is the best gift of all 😊

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    1. Oh, what a wonderful gift to receive… which is your wife’s favourite? As I’ve got older I’ve fallen out of love with Emma but have grown far more fond of Persuasion – it’s funny how life experience changes your perspective on things as you get older… Think I’ll always have a soft spot for Lizzie Bennett and Elinor Dashwood though, whatever age I am πŸ™‚

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