Chapter Fourteen* My Valentine (Part One)
I know… I know… I’ve been slacking with my posts about how the Hubster and I met. I’ve actually been waiting to write this one, and I wanted to write it as my LAST post, but I didn’t for two reasons:
So, without ANY further ado, this is the story of how the Hubster and I met, fell in love, and got married within 8 months…
I seriously poured hours into that baby. haha! Of all the cards that I have ever made for him, it is by far my favourite. On the 14th we had been dating for exactly 3 weeks, so I wrote out 21 reasons why he should be my Valentine. If you click on the pictures they will enlarge and you can read them if you’d like. :)
We had plans to have a Valentine’s date that evening, and all day I fretted over what to do. Should I tell him? Should I wait? If I do tell him, will he say it back? What if he doesn’t? What if he thinks I’m CRAZY? …it was a stressful day.
When he showed up on my doorstep that evening, every stress I had completely melted away and I simply knew. I knew without question that I was in love with this man that I had known for only three weeks. I loved him, and there was nothing I could do about it. He walked in (looking gorgeous) and handed me a huge bouquet of beautiful roses. Once I put them in water he told me that he had another gift for me, but we decided to wait until after dinner to exchange cards. I can’t remember what I made, but it was something simple. My roommates were out and we enjoyed a quiet dinner together… it was perfect.
After dinner he pulled me over to the couch and I sat down beside him. We talked for a minute, then I pulled out my card, a little nervous that he would think it was silly. I shouldn’t have worried though, as he loved it–which is why we still have it more than 3 years later. (just for the record, I debated and debated about whether to write “love, Shop Girl*” instead of the heart, but I decided it was better to say it in person the first time).
After reading my card, he handed me mine which had a beautiful note to me inside. I was perfectly content with my flowers, card and his company, but he also pulled out a long silver box. I just looked at it for a minute until I realized that it was a jewelry box. He smiled and put it on my lap, and I pulled off the lid. Inside was a beautiful silver bracelet (simple, just how I like it) with a little lady bug charm attached to it. A lady bug bracelet for his lady bug girl. Really, could he be any cuter?
I was ready to tell him I loved him right then and there. My knees were trembling and my heart was beating so hard I thought he could hear it. As we sat together cuddling on the couch talking about this and that I thought that it might burst out of me…