Wednesday, February 13, 2008


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Last year John surprised me with buying me my favorite chocolates and having them sent to me. He never really did alot for Valentines day, but always remembered my birthday and our anniversary.

He called me all day that day, " So did you get anything special in the mail today?"

I said, " Did you get me something?"

"Nooo! I was just wondering if maybe somebody sent you something special." He said.

"Who would send me something?" I asked .

"Well... Maybe a secret admirer." He said.

He started to laugh then, and said," I got you something but I can't tell you what it is."

I said, " You couldn't wait could you?" I laughed because I am usually the one who can't keep a secret.

Just as he pulled in from work the UPS man was there. It could not have been better timing. John was beaming ... The man handed me my box and we walked inside.

In the box was my favorite chocolates and candy. It was chocolate covered orange peel, and chocolate covered strawberries, and banana laughy taffy, pixie sticks, and some vintage candy we both loved as kids.

I hugged him so close. I said, "I don't know how you did this without me knowing about it." He said, "Elizabeth."

Then he said, "I have alot of Valentines Days to make up to you."

We had such a good time that day. It is a day I will always treasure.


Song, The Dance by Garth Brooks
1st video , 2nd clip


The Feathered Nest said...

So, so beautiful dear Nita...How sweet of John ~ memories are the most precious....xxoo, Dawn

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Keep those memories close to your heart! Very sweet of John to go through all that just to get you your favorite candies!

nita said...

Dawn: Thank you. It was a wonderful day..
xoxo nita

nita said...

Robin: It was so funny... Because he called me about 5 times that day to see if I had gotten anything. I hold that memory near my heart. xoxo nita

Donna O. said...

Wonderful memory, Nita. I'm sure everyday a new special thought will come your way when you think of John.

Anonymous said...

I love to hear your memories. I agree hold on to those memories. Remember him with grace. I will try to mail a card out this weekend. Also Nita don't worry about the swaps, I want you to take it easy and take care of yourself. You and your family are so precious!

Shelley said...

Hello Dear Nita, what a beautiful memory. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

God Bless, Shelley

Just Joni said...

What a precious, precious memory to keep close to your heart...I can almost hear you smiling as you tell it...


red tin heart said...

Donna: Thanks. It was a special day.. i hope good memories will come often. xoxo nita

Vickie: Thank you. You are a kind person. xoxo nita

Shelley: Thank you for being there to read it. xoxo nita

Joni: I was smiling.. xoxo nita

Sweet Irene said...

Hi Nita, there is something for you to pickup at my place,it is special.

Laurie said...

The chocolates that day tasted good to the mouth, but the 5 calls that day to check on "the surprise" were the sweetest to your heart. His memory is alive in your heart and always will be this way Nita. I pray for you each day asking the Lord to carry you gently and tenderly through. I know this is the hardest thing you have ever done and I admire your courage in every step you take into each new day. I had read somewhere that "Courage does not always roar like a lion. It is that small whisper inside that says I will try again tomorrow". This is what I see in you friend. Your heart is huge, and you listen to the One who lives in it. I pray you have a beautiful day, you are so loved.

Hugs to you Sweetie,
Laurie in Ca.

Donna said...

Happy memory sweetie!!! hughugs

My Treasure Barn said...

Happy Valentine's Day Nita

You really are a sweetheart!

See.... John is still living in you memories.
Hugs my friend

red tin heart said...

Irnen: Thank you for the award. That was very kind of you. xoxo nita

Donna: Thank you.. It is one of my finest memories. xoxo nita

Laurie: Very true, the calls were the best memeory. xoxo nita

Patti: Happy Valentines day to you too.
John will always be in my heart.. And my memories. Love nita

red tin heart said...

irene: sorry for the misspelling, typing too fast. love nita

PixieDust said...

Thank you for sharing such a special moment...

Happy Valentine's Day...


shabby chic said...

that is so sweet Nita , I am so glad you can draw on your happy times as you are still his Valentine always
xx Dominique

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful story.

Thank you for sharing.


Mimi said...

what a special memory!!!
keep these memories in your heart and treasure them!!!
{{{Love and Hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

John may be gone but you still have wonderful memories that can remain with you always.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

(((((((((((((((Nita))))))))))))) Just wanted to come give you a really big hug today and let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.


Lee Weber said...

wonderful story. Thinking about you.

TobyBo said...

(((Nita))) hugs from here.

Nonnie said...

thank you for sharing such a special memory, nita.....memories are so glad you have so many wonderful ones.
hugs and prayers,


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