Kimberley Woodhouse – Real life Romance – Part 3 of 3

Shannon here: Today Kimberley shares a real-life humorous romantic gesture with us. Last day to win a copy of No Safe Haven or Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy. I’ll draw a winner for each. Leave a comment by 8:00 PM Central:

My husband and I have been happily married for almost two decades now. But what do you do with a hopeless romantic (who also happens to write romantic-suspense novels!) and your typical… well… man?

I’m going to tell you a little story of one of the most romantic, lovey dovey things my husband has ever done for me. It was a gift actually.

Wanna take a guess?

On that beautiful Sunday morning, my husband was beaming from ear to ear. As he carried in a HUGE box with a big red bow, little butterflies wound their way all through my insides. I carefully slid off the bow, and tore into the paper. As I saw the box, I clapped my hands and giggled like a child. It was…

An Empire Red Professional  KitchenAid Mixer.

Romantic? You say? What?!


Why? Because I know my husband. And he knows me.

I love to cook, and actually have two huge KitchenAid mixers. But my professional one had died after years of use. My sweet hubby spent weeks working on it, ordering parts, and when it couldn’t be fixed, he took several more days scouring the internet and stores looking for just the right one in the correct color to match all my other KitchenAid appliances.

Now friends… that’s romance. I know some women who would put their men in the doghouse for buying them a kitchen appliance, but not me. I knew how much thought and time went into that gift – A lot. And it was so full of love and romance, the box practically oozed with it!

He knew I needed a new one, knew I wanted a new one, and loved me enough to search out just the right one.

Jeremy does lots of things that surprise and romance me—flowers, chocolates, mushy cards—but that mixer was as romantic as they get. Why? Because it not only was from his heart, but it took time, thought, lots of effort, and his one desire was to see me happy. Flowers, chocolates, mushy cards, etc. may be what the world thinks of as “romantic” – but a man who truly knows you and loves you for who you are is the most romantic of all.

So next time you receive a kitchen appliance, I challenge you to not see the romance behind it. And I think you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised…

About the book: 

Overwhelming trials . . . met with overcoming joy
Kayla Woodhouse is not your typical twelve-year-old.
Due to a rare medical disorder, she feels no pain, doesn’t sweat, and needs protective cooling gear just to go outside. With her restrictive lifestyle; countless hospitalizations, including brain surgery; and the resulting mountain of hospital bills, what’s a family to do?
How the Woodhouse family has faced seemingly impossible challenges is a story that has captured the hearts of America. Millions of people have experienced glimpses of their lives on Discovery’s Mystery ER, The Montel Williams Show, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Now Kayla’s mom, Kimberley, takes readers behind the cameras to reveal their family’s journey as never before told. From medical sleuthing to cross-country moves, from freak fires to battles with insurance companies, Welcome Home proves that truth really is stranger than fiction. This candid life story reveals both success and failure and demonstrates how, even during tough circumstances, you can shift your life from heartbreak to extreme joy.
Peek inside the Woodhouse family’s life (and their famous house) with a 16-page photo insert.

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