I had a really awesome Valentine’s Day this year. I thought because Jamie was going to be gone that it was going to be very depressing and just an all-around yucky day. Sunday, I invited my mom and dad over for dinner. My dad ended up sick and couldn’t visit, but my mom and I had a good lunch and visit. Here’s the pretty flowers she brought me that I mentioned in a previous blog:
Then on Monday, I just ignored the fact that it was Valentine’s Day. By the time I got off work, I wasn’t even thinking about it being V Day. So I was really surprised to pull under my carport and see a beautiful bouquet of a dozen roses and candy sitting by my side door. Jamie had called and ordered them for me and had them delivered. This is huge, because this is coming from the man who believes that buying flowers other than for a funeral is a total waste of money. *lol* We usually eat a nice supper together at a good restaurant and really focus on enjoying each other’s company on V Day. He really despises the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, but he wanted me to feel special since he couldn’t be here to make me feel special himself that day. Here’s what they looked like:
Tuesday, I got home and had an Amazon package under my carport. I’ve ordered stuff here and there over the past few weeks, so I wasn’t really surprised by the package. I got it in, and it was a pair of pink Everlast boxing gloves that are so so cute. Initially, I was mad about it, though, because I thought that Amazon had sent something from my wish list without me ordering it. Then, I found the note inside the box and realized that my best friend had gotten these for me for Valentine’s Day to make sure I had a good day. Isn’t that the sweetest?! And not only do they look super cute, but I don’t have to wrap my knuckles with moleskin to keep from beating up my knuckles like I do with my open-fingered bag gloves that I initially bought with my boxing bag.
This year, V Day was full of surprises that reaffirmed how much my family and friends care about me, and it was so touching. It’s not as though I didn’t already know that I was loved before this Valentine’s Day, but I sure felt an abundance of love this year from those closest to me.