I had my own surprise later in the evening, when a big read balloon was delivered to my table. All week Jeremy had been leaving letters for me to find – in a note, a text, on my white board, in an email – each day was different, but the message was clear – as he spelled out “V-A-L-E-N-T”- I knew he was thinking of me all week. The balloon had a big letter “I” taped to it. 🙂
On Sunday afternoon, while Jeremy was finishing up the last weekend of ski lessons, I was hanging out at my in-laws watching the Olympics, when suddenly a red enveloped was delivered to me over the back of the couch I was sitting on. Inside was a card with an “E” on the front (completing “Valentine”) and instructions that I was to get a ride home and get ready for a date with my husband, even then on the way home from skiing – or so I thought. When I pulled into the driveway, I figured I’d got home ahead of him ’cause the driveway was empty, and the lights were all off in the house. But as I opened the door into the mudroom a delicious smell met me, and there was my man, standing in the darkened kitchen, just putting the finishing touches on a yummy dinner, with the TV all set up for us to watch the new movie, “No Greater Love”.
It was the most perfect ‘date’ together, as I was tired and definitely didn’t feel like going out that evening. The movie was great (highly recommended), the food good, and the company, of course, exceptional. Thanks to the family and friends who pitched in all weekend to help me and Jeremy surprise and bless each other. We love you all! Happy Valentine’s Day!