With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, love is definitely in the air. I’m sure you are thinking of gifts for your significant other, your children, or a special friend. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day myself. I love to play along but, I don’t need my husband to tell me on a certain holiday that he loves me or to bring me flowers on the most expensive day of the year. Since this commercial holiday is sticking around, I started thinking about the nice things people have done for me over the years.
They don’t have to be big things either (although, I seem to have really special people in my life who do tons of nice things for me). I love when my husband takes my car to fill it up with gas or takes the trash down to the road. Those kinds of things mean I don’t have to do it and it really fills my “love tank.” He is sweet that way. There are a couple things he has done that are really special and in the spirit of Valentine’s, I thought I would share a couple stories.
When we were newly engaged and were planning our wedding, Darin, would give me a monthly gift as a count down to our wedding date. The gifts were always very thought out and sentimental. I thought that was so romantic and it is still one of my favorite memories of planning my wedding. I know some women get a gift on their wedding day from their fiancé…I got a gift each month for a year from mine.
Another kind gesture that took so much effort was when I was put on bed rest during my first pregnancy. Due to preeclampsia, I was on complete bed rest and was quite bored most of the time. I resorted to watching tv, reading, and playing games with anyone who would visit. My favorite part of the day was when someone brought me the mail. (Sad, I know). My husband is not a game person. He would rather watch or keep score. However, he is so smart that he is the person you want on your team. He spent days working on making me a Jeopardy game. Coming up with questions for Jeopardy, double Jeopardy and the final round. He planned the whole night where we had teams and everything. We all played right from my bedside. Although I was on bed rest, it is one of my best memories of my pregnancy.
Lastly, is a memory about my sister. She came to stay with us in our tiny, first apartment. I had some shelves in the hallway with some decorations displayed. She accidentally knocked my wedding topper off the shelf and it broke beyond repair. Well, apparently it was hard to find another one like it. On my 10th anniversary, I was surprised to receive a gift from her and her husband. I couldn’t believe they had found the exact wedding topper. My sister had spent months looking for it and finally found it for us. She was so happy to be able to replace it and I was so surprised.
I would love to hear some of your most memorable stories or acts of kindness. Or it could be a really juicy, romantic memory that you just have to share. It doesn’t have to be a Valentine memory. Leave a comment below and share your story.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY