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Valentines and Poetry

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, despite its reputation for being a “Hallmark holiday.” Phil and I had very important Valentine’s Day dates in our dating relationship, and I’m always happy for an excuse to be a little extra romantic. This year, however, money is a little tight. Not unbearably so, but we definitely weren’t in the position to go all out for the holiday. But it seems that when it comes to spoiling me, Phil isn’t afraid to go a little crazy.

On Saturday of last week, we went to a Valentine’s banquet at our church. There was dinner and entertainment, and we got to spend time getting to know some other couples at our church. Before we went, Phil decided to give me my present: a lovely necklace with a blue stone. Getting my present early? Yes, please! In addition, I found out at the banquet that he had submitted a poem to the contest at the banquet. This is it:

A Taxonomically Incorrect Limerick:

Of flowers and candy I knew

Love notes and kisses too

But the greatest surprise had eight legs and eyes

In marriage dead bugs mean “I love you”

Romantic, right? Honestly, I really did think it was the sweetest thing. So now, we’ve had a beautiful necklace and poetry. What more could a girl ask for?

Wednesday, we decided to take the night off from homework and spend some time just the two of us. It was great, and I was thankful for the break. This, I thought, would be the extent of our celebration, aside from perhaps going out for dinner in a week or two. So, when I came home on Thursday afternoon to discover a bouquet of roses, a card, and a pile of Valentines, I was surprised and delighted.

But that wasn’t the end of it. He went on to lead me downstairs to the mailbox from which he produced another beautiful card. Then, we went back upstairs where he revealed one more present, a bright blue dress we had seen while grocery shopping a few nights ago.


So, needless to say, Phil seems to have gone a little overboard this year. But I won’t judge to harshly. It’s not like I mind being spoiled.

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