I've always loved Valentine's Day. I love roses and chocolate and love to be pampered on Valentine's Day. Even as a little girl, my daddy brought me home flowers, chocolate and little stuffed animals. Here's a picture of my sweet daddy!
I remember one Valentine's Day, he had to take me to the doctor with a horrible ear infection. We stopped off at the drug store on the way home to pick up my RX and he bought me some Valentine treats. So, you see, it started early for me. I've always felt special on Heart Day so I always expected my boyfriends to do the same. It wasn't as if they weren't warned ahead of time either..ha ha. My highschool boyfriend was my first husband...uh...yeah, I said first...snicker....and he was pretty darn good at remembering roses, taking me out to dinner and buying me jewelry even. That was about ALL he was good at.
My one true Valentine is my husband, Michael.
He blows my highschool boyfriend/ex-hubby out of the water. You see, we met because he lived next door to me and his car broke down one day. I offered to give him a ride to work. He declined the ride to work but asked if he could have a lift to the auto parts store. After dropping my daughter off at daycare, I drove him to Autozone and then back home so he could fix his car. I went to work and a couple of weeks later, he brings me a bottle of wine. Thank you wine. That bottle of wine started everything. He brought it over on a Friday night after my daughter was in bed. I invited him in to drink it. We talked for hours. About everything. Politics, religion, the war, growing up, music, movies and I realized we had very different views on most topics. He seemed very extreme to me and a little too sure of himself. Silly me though...that kind of arrogance is a big turn on in my book. He was VERY sure of himself. So sure of himself that he decided to kiss me on my sofa. Man! What a kiss! I'll never forget it. Then he asked me out on a date and said it like this..."I want to take you out this weekend. How many days do I get you for?" Huh? He was asking for days? Not one night...he wanted to spend the entire weekend with me. I called my mom the very next morning to see if she could keep my daughter. I had a WEEKEND DATE with a total stranger. A stranger who had lived next door to me for two years. A stranger with long hair and soft lips.
Oh God. Then he got up to leave and we kissed by the door for several minutes. So yummy. He brought a dozen roses to my work for a STRAIGHT WEEK! We'd meet for lunch and drive to parking garages and parks so we could make out. I was 32 but I felt like I was 16. He proposed within six weeks, down on one knee and promised to always love me and take care of me. We've had two beautiful babies together and my oldest daughter loves being a big sister. He's working out of town this Valentine's Day but we'll all go see him. I have to have my kisses and the kids will take him his homemade cards. I hope you spend Valentine's Day with the ones you love and cherish one another.
~Happy Valentine's Day!
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