It’s the special day of high expectations and every restaurant in town being booked and charging too much for a prix-fixe menu. Even when you aren’t single, it can be frustrating. But I love any holiday and it’s an excuse to spend time with loved ones and eat chocolate.
I had to share this story via the Huffington Post and the rest of the viral internet. It made my heart melt and my eyes tear, so I thought it was a good reminder of what today is REALLY about.
My Sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine’s Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing a note with five simple words: ‘My love for you grows.’ Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.
On my first Valentine’s Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeaus bouquet addressed to me..from John. Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, ‘No, ma’am, it’s not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day.’ With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, ‘My love for you is eternal.’
Enjoy the day.