Thursday, February 14, 2008

Those days of my past

A small box of candy, a treat of some kind -- nothing extravagant, always special, wrapped or tied with ribbon and waiting, always magically waiting on the breakfast plate. 

Having to explain that we weren't doing anything special because he was probably doing something special with her. Wondering why I had to explain this to his friends, seething about the timing and the circumstances, just days before. 

Laughing with a girlfriend over margaritas and chips. 

Receiving not one but two unsigned bouquets, big and beautiful with cryptic messages, clearly from two senders. 
Not remembering many of these days, not thinking that they are really special, but always waiting to see what the day holds. Deliberating about a purchase or plan of my own. What to get the love, and the child who proclaimed as he bounced into our room this morning, "It's Val-en-tine's Day!"  


more cows than people said...

love this. brings back lots of my own memories. thanks.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oooh... once upon a time in college i got roses, a white cashmere sweater, and was serenaded! *sigh*

and today? 10 yrs of marriage - my 'perfume' today is Vicks Vapo Rub... the injustice of it all.

RevHRod said...

Wonderful memories. I got a box of chocolate yesterday left on the dining room table with the price tag still on it. When I got home the daughter had opened the box and eaten some. Hmph!

On another note, Hopefully you won't curse when I tell you I "randomly tagged" you for a meme. Rules include letting you know.