I knew the time would come, and while I was looking forward to it I certainly had my doubts … looking back I always thought people that were 30+ were old as dirt, and well … here I am now, and besides the blood pressure meds that I have to take on a daily basis, I don’t feel as old as I thought I would feel at this age.
I have also been waiting to post this as Nicole said my present was taking a while to ship and I wanted to make sure I gave the proper credit where it was due for anything that I received, and after the 100 days of blogging challenge what is the rush to make a post anyways; well that as well as how busy I have been I have had the time to sit down and write anything.
Nicole let me know a couple of days in advance that it had been shipped and would be out for delivery; they would be providing her a window of time once they secured the delivery date. As you can probably guess, once we got the news I was constantly looking out the window to see if a delivery truck was pulling up. The truck finally arrived, of course about 5 minutes before the window was over, and right before I had to jump on a work call.
The delivery drivers unpacked and set up what I can only say is the best gift I could have ever received, the Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair and ottoman. Needless to say, my jaw is still dragging on the floor as I have wanted this chair for the past 15-20yrs, I have considered purchasing it many times in the past but could never pull the trigger as I always knew that I would likely move in a year somewhere and would have to transport it like it was a priceless piece of art that it is. And in my twenties, and mid 30’s I was nowhere near responsible enough to take on such a task.
I would be lying if I said that after the delivery guys left and I was done hugging and giving kisses to Nicole that I may have shed a few tears of absolute joy, as never once did I think I would actually be the owner of it nor would it have been a gift.
Not only is this chair one of the most comfortable chairs I have ever sat in, but it is also a piece of art. It comes with a signed certification of authenticity as well as a production date.
It feels odd to me that every time I walk past it I feel the need to rub my hand against it and then stop and admire the pure beauty and craftsmanship of it. Yes I know I am talking about a chair, don’t judge me.
To top it all off Nicole even reached out to a handful of my friends, and family to create this awesome Vidhug video for me. This was a great way to get to see them since with the current COVID-19 pandemic, as you know it’s a bit difficult to have get-togethers with friends or family to celebrate birthdays or really just about anything.
Nicole went above, beyond, and absolutely out of the way to get me the one gift that I have wanted for more or less half of my life now. I am beyond blessed to have such a caring, loving, and considerate partner in life, she is my best friend and we get one another.
I never thought from the first time I set eyes on her in 6th grade that we not only would be sharing our lives together but owning a home together too! I am looking forward to sharing multiple birthdays and experiences forever and always. She is simply amazing and has set the bar very high.
I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday than what Nicole was able to provide to me in these strange times we live in. That being said, with the bar being so high I should start planning her next birthday but not even sure how I will top this!