Do you know how hard it is for me to keep a secret!?
Well…it’s hard. Really, really hard.
So the fact that I’ve been scheming and saving and keeping a HUGE secret since December has been killing me. Sure, I have told a few people, but I didn’t tell the one person I tell everything to. Andy.
Let me tell you a bit about my secret.
I know this guy…his name is Andy. I’m married to him actually. And one of the reasons I fell so in love with him is because of his huge, giving heart. It also happens to be one of his biggest downfalls because it means he always puts himself last.
His “other love” needed a little TLC. I was going to have his 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser fixed for him.
It all started back on our first date…when he picked me up from my dad’s house in his Cruiser. I thought it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. And then he told me he had TWO of them! One he’d keep stock but the other one…well, he had BIG plans for that one…Including a new motor in one, lifting it, new wheels & tires, a new paint job…and the list went on and on. And he did all those things. Mostly the week before our wedding so we had a cool vehicle to drive off in. It’s his other love, so it just made total sense it was included in our wedding day, right?
Well, with the new motor meant there was a lot of extra heat under the hood and eventually he burnt out the plug wires. It went into the garage until he would have time to fix it. And well, there’s always something that needs to be done when you have 12 acres, and then your wife gets pregnant and you have a kid, and then there’s more stuff that has to be done and…well…there the Cruiser sits…in the same spot for the next 4 years.
He’s talked about fixing it every Summer since it stopped running. I decided that was enough talking…it was time to take action! I decided it was time he was able to have a little fun too.
So, while he was on his once-in-a-lifetime TWELVE DAY fishing trip in Alaska I decided I would do something I knew he really wanted done but would never have time to do on his own.
That goofy grin he had on his face in the video? Never left his face the rest of the night.
And…even if I don’t win wife of the year this was so worth it!