Surprise Gift For My Wife

Heart Rock - A rock I found walking the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth area 20 years ago. I painted this and gave it to my wife as a surprise and a show of my never ending love for her.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 1, 2007 3:03pm CST
I live in Minnesota USA. I am about 200 miles from Duluth and what's known as The North Shore. It is called that as it's on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Now many many years ago (20) a friend and I went up to the North Shore to do some Salmon fishing. Walking along the beach of Lake Superior we looked for some agates to take home for my daughter and son whom were 9 and 7 years old. As I found a few I happened across this piece of rock. I knew my wife would love it. So I brought it home, washed it, then painted it with model paind. This is the final result. It's been 20 years and she still loves it. This discussion transpired due to a freinds about her beach walk and not having shells or driftwood on the beach near her. After the first response I'll add the photo of the other side. One has a saying the other side has the date and place. Thanks for letting me and my wife share a free gift that showed her how much I loved her back then and how much I still love her after 35 years together and 29 years of marriage. This is kept on a cute little Knick Knack Cabinet my daughter bought my wife many Christmas's ago. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Oh that is so sweet - such a romantic, she's a lucky lady.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
How very nice of you, such the romantic guy you are, your wife is very blessed to have you in her life. I added my comments (two cents) to your photo, have a great day Grandpa Bob!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Thank you very much. I am actually the lucky one that she has kept me with all the things I've out her through with my suing and drinking of many years. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
1 Jul 07
Awww she probably saw right through the drinking and realized what a gem you are. Be well, my friend!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Ummmm.Nope. Long story but she is a LOT happier now that Ive been clean and sober for so long. Hee hee.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Jul 07
cloud and shell - This is a present a friend of mine gave me. She happened to catch this beautiful cloud while at the beach one day, then found a shell to match it! Quite unique.
I love to pick up different rocks. I also paint on them and give them as gifts. That is a beautiful agate and I know your wife does treasure it. Those are the irreplaceable presents. I'm attaching a photo of a photo given to me by a friend. She shot a beautiful cloud while at the beach, then found (or bought) a shell that looked like the cloud and glued it to the photo. Another irreplaceable gift.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Jul 07
This one isn't an agate. I was looking for one and happened across this instead. Hahahaha! I loved thids photo and art work you added. That's just wild how much it looks like the shell too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Jul 07
It is amazing, isn't it? I've never seen a cloud like that.
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@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
2 Jul 07
Hi Grandpa! Value, of course, is not of that present, but of that loving moment, the sentiments and the emotions one keeps while selecting the item keeping in view the person "to whom it is being dedicated, isn't it? The moments and the feelings are changed with the passage of time. Love remains unchanged, if we keep the token of love with us. Your family is luckiest enough having patron like you. I wish you all the best and have happy life full of joy and happiness.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Thank you very much. I don't know who treasures this heart shaped rock more. her or I. Hahaha! It does bring back the memories of 20 years ago. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
2 Jul 07
good one it is quit e interesting and wish u god blless u
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Very thoughtful gift! I know your wife loved it. It is the gifts like that I treasure, the ones from the heart, not the ones that are expensive, break, and then are forgotten.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Well this one is never forgotten as it's on display in her knick knack rack. She and I both love it. Thanks also for the response and the compliment as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
2 Jul 07
You know what they say, "It's the thought that counts." I think that is great and something that can be handed down. I live in Central Illinois and have bever been to Minnesota. I would love to go to Duluth someday and look for old houses. My great-grandparents emigrated to the USA in the late 1870's. They lived in Duluth and my great-grandfather was a builder and stonemason. He used to skate to work in the winter on the edge of the lake. I would love to find out if there is anything left that he helped to build. They came back to England about 15 years after they moved there because my great-grandmother had poor health and couldn't tolerate the cold winters. My grandfather and his sister were both born in Duluth. He was 11 when they returned to Harrogate England where my greatgrandfather built the house they lived in. He styled the inside of the house after an old Southern Mansion. I will certainly have to put that on my list of wants - A visit to Duluth.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Find out some of the things and or buildings he had built. I will try and research it for you. I am going up that way this weekend for a gambling trip. Thanks for the response as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@rhinoboy (2129)
2 Jul 07
That's really cute, I get some stick from my friends about being sweet to my wife, but it's well worth it. I know, much like yourself that a little romantic gesture can go an awfully long way. Isn't it also strange that you can spend fortunes on gifts but the silliest little knick-knacks are always the most treasured!?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Yeah I got teased about it by some friends as well. But they don't have the wife I hae. Hee hee. Thanks also. I don't spend a fortune on my wife. I bought her some $100 earrings and she lost one ther very next day. HAHAHA!! No more jewelery unless I find it for free. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
Awww grandpa. You are such a sweet and romantic soul. Your wife is lucky to have a jovial and humorous husband. 29 years of marriage is definitely worth something to celebrate. What about renewing your vows again next year, in time for the 30th anniversary. That would be momentous, don't you think, grandpa. The heart shaped rock is unique and I wonder where I will ever see one like that. I like to think that the rock you found years ago was intended for you and your wife. Way to go grandpa. Cheers!!!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jul 07
She isn't into the ramntic things actually. I asked about renewing our vows for our silver anniversasry (25) and she didn't answer me ever. She never does answer me nor the kids. Never has. It's always,"we shall see." Hahahahaha. The rock was for us it seems. tHANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT AS WELL. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Wow that is like finding a needle in the haystack. I can't believe it is actually in the shape of a heart! So sweet! Nice job on the painting of it also.
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• Philippines
2 Jul 07
What a very nice and sweet grandpa. Your wife must be very proud of you. It was indeed true that when we love a person, that person could hand us stone or weeds that would mean the world for us. Truly its the thought that counts.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
What a gloriously thoughtful gift. It's really special when a man thinks to do things like that. i did something very similar for my ex best friend. i found a shell on the beach that was black and shaped like almost a perfect heart. i used some nail polis and wrote "i love you" on it and sent it to him. i wonder if he still has it even though we are no longer friends.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
This is a lovely romantic idea, & your wife probably values it more than many expensive gifts. It must be quite unusual to find a heart shaped rock. Certainly worth keeping even if you hadn't decorated it. Many years ago, it was quite the in thing to paint rocks, usually called Pet Rocks. My daughter loved decorating rocks.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
2 Jul 07
It is really a romantic gift, found out from nature by you specially for your other half. It is valuable than any price that money could bt. That is why she still keps it. Congratulations GRANDPABOB.
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
8 Aug 07
this is so nice to hear. it's hard to find somethign that was given 20 years ago and not lost or chucked somewhere. i figured the only thing I'd still have after 20 years from my hubby is my wedding ring which i wear! a friend yesterday just forgot the date she got married. she has to refer to the ring for the exact year sometimes!
@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
What an amazing guy. I'm so glad she loves it as much now as she did then. It's little things like this that mean a whole lot and some never see the wisdom of this...or maybe the feelings aren't even there. Good on you both.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
5 Jul 07
That is one beautiful rock. What a sweetheart you are. I wish my boyfriend did that kind of thing for me.lol. You and your wife are both lucky to have each other.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Awwww....that is so sweet of you to do things like that for your darling wife! And that rock is way cool. I love the fact that it is heart shaped. And you have shown how sentimental you really are. And that is an awesome trait hon. Now could you please have a talk with my hubby and instruct him on how to do cute things like that for ME? Please? LOL (Stop laughing so hard! Hehehehe)
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
4 Jul 07
That was a nice surprise- I love thoughtful gifts like that- Coming from the heart- They beat diamonds any day for me- (I’m not a jewelry wearer). I bet your wife still loves it today as much as she did back 20 years ago when you gave it to her!