Eight years ago I got a beautiful bouquet of red roses delivered to my house. I think it was a Sunday. We would spend every other weekend together and this one just didn't fall our way. For some reason Valentine's Day has always been a day he has made special. Said it's a day for girls and never wanted me to get him anything.
|Card that came with flowers eight years ago....|
This Valentine's day I'm thinking of all the things I have. So many blessings. It's better than thinking of what I don't have. I would miss so much ...
Recently we ventured out to the grocery store together and I told him sadly that I didn't get him a card or a gift yet. He said, "Don't get me anything. Just be nice to me"... He said it kind of loud and I looked around and saw a woman grinning as if maybe I wasn't nice to him very often!! It made me smile and laugh at the time and still does as I think about it..... I can just imagine what the woman thought of me!
A couple of weeks ago I saw him struggling to text someone on his phone. This worried me some because he was at it for quite some time. When I finally questioned him he said, "You're awfully nosy..." and then got sad when he saw the surprised look on my face.... He then told me he had been trying to text my daughter to help him get me a gift for Valentine's Day.... I told him I didn't need anything... all I wanted was HIM....
He called her later anyway.... and they made a plan...
|A pearl ring to complete a set he began for me|
|Tahitian Cultured Pearl necklace|
Turned out he did tell me something he really liked... and I had fun scrounging up the ingredients to make it today. Seems the mind issues and memory problems aren't all that bad when it comes to desserts!!
|Fresh Baked Apple Crisp|
It was a nice day. Not because there were gifts and "stuff", but because more memories were made on our ninth Valentine's Day.