However, The Boy has never bought me flowers, not once. Not when we were courting, not when I have been successful at something or even when I have been so low and down that I need more than chocolate and a hug.
But, for our 5th wedding anniversary he asked me what I wanted and I wanted something that would last, something that was beautiful and that every time I looked at it I was reminded of the love I have. At around the same time I was talking about my desire for a Cherry Tree. I have never lived anywhere long enough to have a tree, we move 9 time s before I was 19 and since then I have lived in 8 more houses at least. Clever boy bought me exactly what I wanted. It's about four years old now and last year we had a good to handfuls of cherries and the blossom looks good this year.
So yes, he doesn't bring me the temporary, wilting, beutiful in the moment but a beauty that fades flowers. Instead my love brings me annual joy, growing strength and a gift that bears fruit - not a bad trade on I think you'll agree.