Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To My Valentine

For several weeks he has asked, "What do you want for Valentine's Day?"
"Nothing, really.  Just some little romantic thing," I say.
"What?" he asks, pleading for a better answer.
Since I can't give him a concrete answer, he takes me shopping.
He buys be two fleece vests and a new knit top.
Then, on Monday, he says, "I must slip away for a bit.  I have some things I must do."
This morning, after he had
fed the dog,
made the coffee,
fetched the papers,
I finally descended the stairs
ready to greet my dear Valentine and the day.
He hadn't noticed my gift to him on the chest in the living room.
"Oh, I was just getting ready to put your gift together," he says after opening his.
He then slipped out to the car, and walked in the house with a sweet, boyish smile on his face.
He carried a little romantic thing in his hands:
A package of cookies from the Cookie Lady
and a beautiful unique card.
"I thought the card was different and very nice," he says.
"Yes, it is very nice, and romantic," I say.

I don't want Hallmark to sue me, so I am quoting the card, I picked for him:

Every woman dreams
about the perfect husband -
someone warm and caring,
thoughtful and affectionate,
funny and sensitive, 
she often ends up with less.
Except me...
When I married you,
I ended up with a lot more.

This man that I married, 
is a treasure,
a gift beyond measure.
I don't know how I would have made it through the past two years without him.

God blessed me the day He gave me this special man to be my husband.

Without my husband's love, support, and care I don't know where I would be.
Thank you for being YOU, Jim.
Thank you for loving me.


  1. The note that says "when the world turns upside down" is especially sweet.
    Happy Valentines Day to both of you.

  2. You've had a really tough couple of years, and it's wonderful that you've had his support throughout. I love that he got you something practical and then, not satisfied with that, something sweet and romantic. His heart is truly in the right place!

  3. What a lovely, heartfelt post, and what a lovely photo of you two. I'm glad you have each other!

  4. Aww. :) He sounds like a prize! :)

  5. This warms my heart...and I wish the both of you a very lovely Valentine's Day!!!

  6. This makes me so happy and confident that, together, you two will make it through the remaining challenges from your fall. So glad we both have such wonderful mates! Loved your card and thoughts.

  7. Sweet indeed. My Valentine is making a good recovery from her surgery so its off to Rochester tonight for a movie and dinner. :)

  8. You two are a perfect Valentine couple! I love that photo of you. Enjoy the day and your perfect Valentine, Sally!

  9. Dear Sally,
    Thank you for sharing with us this tender story of the devotion between you and your husband. Your love for one another is inspiring.


  10. Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day to such a lucky, wonderful couple!

  11. Aww, this post is what Valentine's Day is all about. Thanks for showing us the true meaning. You both have found real keepers.

  12. How sweet!!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you both! :)

  13. You are both so blessed to have each other. And what a fine couple you make! Happy Valentine's Day to the two of you... your picture made me smile. :-)

  14. What a man...hang on to him tightly sister!!!

    My Farm Boy spoils me each and every day...and I let 'em!

    You two are just too darn stinkin' cute!

    God bless and enjoy your Valentine's Day you lovebirds you!!! :o)

  15. Such a sweet and sincere tribute to your husband....nothing is more valuable than the kind of love and support he brings to your life.

  16. We are fortunate indeed when we find someone we love, who loves us, and is a wonderful life partner too.

  17. Wonderful post, Sally... I really LOVE that picture of the two of you... AWESOME...

    Your man is wonderful--just like mine.

  18. Now that is romance done right. You are a beautiful couple, and that picture captures it all.

  19. What a fabulous photo of you both. I love that one --I hope you have it in a frame somewhere!

    Belated Valentine greetings to you both!

  20. Oh my, Sally! This is just so beautiful! You are both so very beautiful. You really are. Your hubby is not only as handsome as can be, but the kindest, sweetest, strongest, most loving man around. Sigh....


  21. What a lovely romantic post, and what a sweetie your husband is.

    Thankyou so much for visiting me and leaving kind comments. Colorado looks so very beautiful, a place I would love to see someday. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

  22. Sally,
    This is such a lovely post....the picture of you and Jim is beautiful!
    I love the upside down card!
    The best to you,

  23. Oh, I like his wee gifties. You do have a winner there.

  24. Oh Sally! I love, love, love this post! The words, the sweet drawing and your photo of the two of you is wonderful! Your heads together look like the shape of a heart. Maybe it was meant to be that way, but it's like your heads touching together make a perfect heart shape.

    It's so heartwarming to know you have such a dear man to hang upside down with you.

    Glad that you are seeming to be healing up well.

    Blessings and big hugs to you!

  25. This is such a lovely post – what a sweet man you have there – you are a lucky lady indeed.

  26. That is such a sweet tribute to your husband and I bet he feels the same about you. I am rather new here - what happened the last two years. Hope all is okay. sandie

  27. What a lovely post. I hope you both had a great Valentine's Day. Belated Valentine's greetings!

  28. I believe the biggest gift God gives us is the husband we can love and who loves us. My husband has pulled me through so much stuff these past years and is always there for me. So glad your day was special!

  29. So enjoyed reading this lovely post about your special day.
    It sounds like Cupid knew what he was doing when he shot the arrow for you two.
    I do miss being in love
    Have a wonderful weekend

  30. Lucky both of you! More happy days to you.

  31. Just Beautiful! I love that picture of you two! God Bless your Love always!
    Blessings, Joanne

  32. I have tagged you in my post today!
    Blessings, Joanne

  33. Hi Sally. I'VE MANAGED to sneak over and see you, and I am so glad that I did. (I'm borrowing the wi-fi in a local cafe!). What a beautiful Valentines post and tribute to your dear husband. You are blessed indeed with him my friend. Gorgeous photo of the two of you together, and wasn't he sweet to buy you that romantic little gift. That really was lovely. I think it is difficult for men sometimes, don't you?! I am so glad that you have Jim by your side and I hope that you let him read this post. Thank you for still popping across to see me, even though I haven't been able to comment much lately. I appreciate it! Take care.

  34. Lucky you, to have him by your side. He is a treasure.

    I have one of those too, and I certainly plan to go on appreciating my good fortune.


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