I thought it'd be nice for a husband to send his wife some flowers, all the way from Afghanistan.

Hey Gurka,

I'd change this to: "I thought it'd be nice to send you some flowers all the way from Afghanistan."

She will NOT want to be called your wife... remember, she want's to divorce you. Your goal is to keep the comms line open and by using terms like "husband" and "wife", your message will most likely be taken as manipulation of her desire for a divorce.

Semper Fi,