So, I emailed Chris and said, "WHERE'S MY PRESENT??". Well, I said it a little nicer but just asked if I had missed a hint somewhere. He replied in his usual way, "I have my resources, you'll get your present at the right time." And so I waited.
I found a note from the florist on my front door and these flowers on my back porch table yesterday afternoon. He arranged months ahead of time to have them sent to the house on my birthday (He did the same thing for Valentine's Day!). Attached was a sweet note.
Seeing his handwriting on that note and the flowers he picked out just for me made him feel just a little bit closer for my birthday.