Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! I hope you and your special valentines have a wonderful day, whether they're spouses, children, pets, or all of the above! ;)
We don't usually do all that much for Valentine's Day. In the early years of our marriage, we didn't have the money to do anything, and later . . . it just never became a big deal. Wes had planned a dinner out at a nice restaurant for our church couples, so I thought that would be all we did this year. But he surprised me!
As I walked into our bedroom with a basket of laundry yesterday morning, I was talking, as usual. I stopped mid-sentence though when I saw a teddy bear couple sitting on our bed holding a box. A little box. Like the kind that comes from a jewelry store! As I opened that little box, I heard the swishing of a chain, so I expected it to be a necklace. He gave me earrings for Christmas, so I thought maybe this was the necklace to match. But it wasn't . . . it was a whole new set - necklace, earrings, and ring! A few weeks ago, my anniversary ring had needed some repair, and when he picked it up for me, he saw this set on sale and got it for me. The stones are red and white heart-shaped simulated sapphires. Here's the necklace; the earrings are simple red hearts, and the ring is 3 red hearts and 2 white hearts. The ring has to be sized, so I can't wear it yet - but I love it!