Do you remember in 4th grade when you got to test out all the string instruments and then pick your fave and poof...you were in orchestra? And on that magical picking day on my 2 block walk to school I though, I'm totally going to pick the violin. It was small and cute and always got the good parts in songs...and then when I walked into the room and the music man said violin...i said...cello. Where that came from I had no idea, but something in my gut told me to pick that huge awkward instrument and I'm so happy I did.
I played the cello for 9 years....all the way through senior year of high school...and I was pretty good. Not amazing, like I wanted to be, but that meant lots of extra scale practice...and who wants to do that.. and with everything else I was doing in high school I didn't have the patience or the drive to really give it 100%. And since I was renting my cello, when I graduated high school, I stopped playing...and have missed it ever since.
Fast forward to real time where the cello is like the coolest instrument ever, which duh I knew when I was 8, and every time I see a cello or hear a cello I get a little weepy that I don't have one, and that I didn't keep playing. And every year at bday/xmas time, I ask for a cello. It's almost become a little joke because when you ask for something for 13 years and you never get it, you kind of just admit defeat and ask anyways like haha, I really want a cello but I know it's not going to happen, so just get me something from my amazon wishlist.
And then it was Xmas morning...and J told me that he was going to get my present and to stay in the bedroom...and in my head I'm thinking it's an iPad because that's what I was hoping for, but I was confused as to why I had to sit in the bedroom for him to surprise me with a little box from Apple. And then I heard the tv turn on and I'm like um wtf did he forget and just decide to watch a little tv first? And then I heard a baby elephant noise (because I joked that maybe I got a baby ellie for xmas), and then I was just totally confused, but thought maybe he's just playing around on my iPad that he's about to give me after he's done randomly watching tv while I sit in bed confused.
Then he opens the bedroom door and hands me a note and a hoodie. He tells me to read the note and put the hoodie over my head...um yeah...I was like is he going to propose again, doesn't he realize we're already married...and then I was like am I being kidnapped, what is going on? So I read the note which he's hand written the lyrics to John Legend's "All of Me"...and I'm like that's so sweet, but what does that have to do with an iPad, and I throw the hoodie over my head as he opens the bedroom door. And then I hear a piano playing the opening notes to "All of Me", and then I hear a cello playing and I'm like that is definitely not an iPad, and he takes off the hoodie and there sitting in my living room is the most perfect cello ever and it's all mine!!! It seriously was such a surprise and the most perfect gift I have ever received and it made me the happiest girl on xmas morning!! And to see how excited J was to give it to me made me even happier. The fact that he spent all night planning how he would give me my dream present filled me with such love and joy.
So I spent all day just randomly dancing and shouting, I got a cello!! And I can't thank J enough for being the most perfect husband and getting me the one thing I always wanted but never thought I would get. Now I hope he doesn't regret his decision when he gets to listen to me practicing scales all day long.
I hope you guys all had a very Merry Xmas and got everything you wanted! Only a few more days to the new year...who's excited???