After 20 years, a gift my thoughtful husband gave me fits. Here is the story:
20 years ago I was pregnant with our second child. At Christmas the office I worked was planning it's usual Christmas party (always a dress-up affair). The other girls were on diets to lose weight so they could fit into their beautiful slinky dresses. I on the other hand was putting on weight at six months pregnant and feeling anything but pretty. The party came and we all have a wonderful time.
Christmas morning: hubby and I are sitting on the living room floor watching daughter #1 open her presents. Hubs gives me a thin, wrapped box. I open the box and inside the tissue paper is a candy apple red satin lingerie set with a camisole top and tap pants. As I looked at this gift he told me, "I know you were upset that the girls in the office were trying to lose weight and you're gaining because you're pregnant. But I know you'll be wearing this soon. I thought you would look pretty in it."
Well, it's been 20 years since he gave me that gift and I have never been able to wear it. This morning I saw it in my drawer and thought, "Why not try it on?" It fits! The elastic in the taps is pretty much gone (whose isn't after 20 years?!) but the lingerie fits! I think I'll surprise my hubby this weekend and thank him for such a loving and thoughtful gift!