LA MESA, CA—Local man Chad Tucker wanted to go all out for his wife Sharon's birthday this year.
"Jewelry, candles, and perfume just didn't seem like enough to show her how much I love her," he told reporters. "And then it hit me: she's always buying those wooden Scripture plaques at Hobby Lobby. Why not let her pick out as many of those as she wants for one day only?"
So Tucker got out his son's crayons and started crafting a homemade coupon allowing his wife to go to Hobby Lobby and buy anything she wanted. To make it really special, though, Tucker decided that it would be redeemable only on Sunday.
"The Lord's Day is holy, and shopping at Hobby Lobby is a sacred ritual for my wife," he said. "I know---I've seen the glazed look over her eyes as she wanders around her place of worship for hours."
Sharon Tucker was touched by the gesture. He dropped her off at the store yesterday. "Yasss!!!" she cried out. "The parking lot is almost totally empty---no lines and no elbowing other women out of the way to get that adorable Christmas decoration I just have to have in September for some reason."
Chad Tucker was able to get a safe distance away before she realized.