Your story about Valentines gifts reminded me of what we did this year

The last 2-3 weeks have been crazy around here. dh went on a trip with some men from church that was planned several months ago, left on 2/6 and got home 2/9. They went to Atlanta for a men’s conference. It’s a long story but he had to leave less than 24 hours later to be with his dad while having surgery to help him recover from a burn injury. Originally the surgery was supposed to be Wednesday, 2/12 and dh was going to go up on 2/11. Then we got a call it was on 2/11. So dh packed a quick bag on 2/10 and left. On the way up dh got a call that it was 2/12 after all. He went on up and spent a little extra time with his dad. The hospital is about 5+ hours from us. I figured Valentines would be bypassed for us this year. I was dealing with a toe issue and had to go to the doctor and was dealing with some short term depression, anxiety and stress over several things (kind of like a Seasonal Affective Disorder type thing) … our weather had had been overcast/rainy for days on end which did not help. Anyway, dh got home on Thursday, 2/13. That evening he showed me something he had gotten dd for valentine’s day. I thought to myself that it was nice of him to do that, figuring WE were forgoing the holiday. Then he says he has something for me too!

At this point, I had not even thought about valentine’s gifts. I felt really bad. However on Friday I went to Hobby Lobby with a friend. I saw a picture, rather large actually, of old cars. dh loves old cars! My friend said, “John would LOVE that!” at the exact time I was thinking it. It was on sale for 50% off which put it in my budget. When I saw it, before knowing the price, I thought, “how can I NOT get that for John?” LOL I was so glad it was ½ off because I would have fretted over getting it at regular price.

Anyway, on Valentine’s evening when dh got home I gave his picture to him and he loved it. I got dd a dvd of a movie she’d been wanting and we all watched it after supper. It turned out to be a wonderful day after all.