This was my Valentine’s Day present this year… A Vitamix. Kevin said he was going to do it, being honest, I kind of wished for it, but didn’t quite believe he would do it.
See, we had an impromptu “date” about a month ago. We were flipping through the channels after getting the kids to bed and somehow made it to QVC and their 1 hour special on the Vitamix. Our friend Sean has talked up the Vitamix to us and the boys for the last few years. We even got to try it out at his house when we stopped by while visiting in Massachusetts last summer. The boys were totally hooked. They were amazed how Uncle Sean could blend up whole fruits and veggies into a juice and especially that they couldn’t taste the spinach in the smoothy he created for them.
So it really was a treat for Kevin and I watching QVC that night. You can make hot soup in 4 minutes! Whole fruit and veggie smoothies, chocolate mouse, ice cream already frozen! Milk from nuts! We ooohed and ahhhed and snuggled and just had fun together in our shared excitement. Yes in a household with 5 little boys it WAS a date for us and a fun one at that. The QVC price was $100 off the regular price (yes the Vitamix IS expensive). It was tempting, but I brushed it off. I thought “We don’t buy things, we are on a tight budget, we don’t NEED it.” But oh to dream…
That night Kevin asked me what color I wanted. I said red, still thinking he’s got to be messing with me… I should have known better.
So today, the UPS guy dropped something heavy off on the front porch.
I saw the Vitamix logo. My first reaction, “Oh crap, we don’t have the money for this”. I checked our credit cards and checking account, I didn’t see the debit. How the heck did he pay for it? Was I going to feel guilty, hide it, feel ashamed? Or accept it with appreciation and love?
I know that I can live without it and for my heart that feels good. I do not NEED it. Things have less of a hold on me now a days. But I KNOW that to love Kevin is to allow him to show me tangibly how very much he loves me. With our crazy budget, he doesn’t really get the opportunity to often.
So I am accepting it, I am loving it, and that candy apple red Vitamix sitting on our counter will be busy making all the smoothies, soup in 4 minutes, homemade ice cream, and lots of other goodies that it can take.