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Chocolate, Hazelnuts, Married Life

by Kelly Crawford

“Does it fit under the ‘nutritional’ part of our food budget?  Dark chocolate and hazelnuts–I’m thinking ‘yes’.”

He smiled–tossed it in our shopping cart.

Our “date” this week was getting groceries together…with three little ones in tow 😉  Those three little girls–the physical reminder of the love we’ve made…that’s romantic enough for me.

I go ahead to the car to nurse the baby before our next stop.  He loads the groceries in the trunk.

(I stick my head out of the door….)  “Oh, did you get my chocolate out?” (It’s ridiculous how much I love dark chocolate and he knows it.)

He pauses, lowers his head and eyes, holds it up with a smile.

I give him the wide-grin thumbs-up.

“Do I look like a newlywed?” He asked.

We both take a bite together–“Oh my goodness, I didn’t know how good it was going to be.” I said.  (Ridiculous, I tell you.)

“You want me to go get more?” He had a questioning tone, but not really.

My smile was returned by his and he was headed back inside the store.

I am either spoiled or loved.

Or both.

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Erin March 13, 2010 - 11:49 am

It’s the moments like this that are sweetest in marriage. We have never had the means for my husband to lavish me with gifts or romantic get aways, but he shows his love for me in so many ways. I think I appreciate the everyday tender moments better.

Leslie from VA March 13, 2010 - 12:29 pm

So precious, Kelly…..and so beautiful.

Enjoy your husband and the chocolate!

Michelle March 13, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Sounds like and exact moment from one of our dates! Oh, and while my mom calls it spoiled, my hear husband calls it, ‘cherished’! Don’t you just love it?

Kim M March 13, 2010 - 2:19 pm

🙂 I robbed my bag of baking chips and am eating chocolate as I am typing. So yes, I understand!!!
What a sweet husband you have.

Kate Scott March 13, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Special occasions usually aren’t that special here. I usually know what I’m getting from hubby. It’s those average days in between where he really shines. Hubby LOVES buying me clothes, especially indulging me in my collection of vintage clothing. We’ll lay in bed huddled together in front of the laptop screen and scour the internet together looking for that perfect vintage garment that really stands out….and would fit me.

The country song that goes “oooh I love the way you love the way you love me…” is going through my head right now. 🙂

Charity March 13, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Oh Kelly, this is so sweet. And that’s all I can say because Erin stole my comment verbatim 🙂

Carmen March 13, 2010 - 3:54 pm

So sweet! My husband is great at saying “Whatever makes you happy!” with a huge smile on his face. Love him!

Jennifer March 13, 2010 - 7:46 pm

This makes me happy 🙂

Heather March 13, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Okay, it is me again. Sonic ice and now DARK chocolate! I am sure we are long distant cousins or something! LOL! And we also have great husbands that love to treat us as a treasure that is to be taken care of!YEAH! 🙂 Remember, DARK chocolate IS good for you!

Word Warrior March 13, 2010 - 8:47 pm


LOL! Yes ma’am…that is my mantra.

Mrs. Lady Sofia March 13, 2010 - 10:18 pm


This was a very sweet post, and it made the smile the whole time that I read it. In your own special way, I think that you were also reminding us to appreciate our husbands in our marriages – even if it’s just “the little things.” 🙂

~Mrs. Lady Sofia~

Kelly L March 14, 2010 - 11:51 pm

So sweet! I love how God gave me the one for me even before I learned to listen. Just one aspect of the definition of “grace.”

Mary Jo March 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

My beloved has a hard time verbalizing affection, and it took a few years for me to realize that all the special, little things he does every day, are his way of saying, “I love you!”

Now, when he takes my coffee cup out of the dishwasher and places it on the counter for me, under the coffee-maker, I smile and say to myself, “He loves me.”

Thanks for the reminder to relish those special, little moments!

Misty March 17, 2010 - 9:44 am

We refer to my dark chocolate as therapeutic. Other people need there coffee or tea…..some days I just wake up NEEDING a good bar of dark chocolate to get through the morning. My husband will lovingly offer to drive to the store just to get me one. In our house, the chocolate comes out of the medical budget. It just makes everything run more smoothly. My man is a gem! Don’t you love being married!

Word Warrior March 17, 2010 - 10:35 am


Nodding, relating…I hear you loud and clear.


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