Thanks everyone to commenting about their best Valentines ever. I wasn’t expecting to feel so overwhelmed on a Friday morning while I read them. The stories were so incredible and very touching. If you didn’t get a chance to read everyone’s responses, take a minute or two to read. It will be a great pick-me-up for today.
Congratulations to the following people who were picked to receive $50 worth of Valentines Day product. (I picked 7 winners instead of 5 because everyone had a wonderful story to share). All the winners have been emailed, so please respond with your address so your prize can be sent.
When I was in junior high school I was called to the office and there were flowers from my dad. Very sweet.
I'm not married, I'm still at home with my parents. Every year I wake up and I come downstairs to the kitchen table and I find a Hallmark card with my name on it. I used to wonder why my dad never wrote anything other than "I love you" in the card. Then he told me it was because he looked for the card that said what he wanted to say, as he said he can't really express it himself. So I read what the card's writing says and then I smile as I read, "I love you."
And I know he does.
I'd have to say this year ranks at the top for me... my husband is deployed to Iraq, yet he has scheduled the whole year of 'special' days so far - hasn't missed a surprise on one! Including today - Valentine's day. I received the most beautiful bouquet today, along with a note and email (the most contact we've had in a month or so!)... made me one happy girl!
My favorite Valentine memory is February 13, 1999. It was the first date that I had with my husband. We are still together and better than ever!!!
Last year with hubby in Iraq, I wasn't counting on getting anything - not a card, flowers, etc. Imagine my surprise when he sent me a chocolate chip cookie care package - to our house! I was so amazed that he found time in his hectic, dangerous life over there - that I started crying the moment I saw anything at all from him. He was so sweet and when we spoke a couple of days later - it was all I could do to tell him how much I loved him.
Love remembering how my now husband flew to see me for valentine's shortly after we met and met me in the airport with some beautiful red roses...
My most memorable Valentine's Day was spent in the pediatrics ICU when my son was only 2 years old. His appendix had ruptured and he was so ill. On that Valentine's day we learned that he was going to be okay and that we'd be able to go home as a family soon.