Valentine’s Day is fast approaching
and one of my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day stories
could be one that you may have already read,
if you have been a follower of mine for some time.
However, if you are fairly new to my blog, I would love to tell you
about my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day story.
I had just left my job in the healthcare field.
I had enough.
My dear hubby said, “consider early retirement”
I replied, “consider it done!”
About a week after I “officially retired”,
I accompanied my hubby who had a client to see in Mt. Dora, Florida.
I ran into some antique shops while he worked.
I entered a shop and there it was!
A piece that I have been searching for years, to hang over my sofa.
I walked slowly toward this grand piece
as I did not want to make the store owner feel I was anxious.
My knees weak from the anticipation of, “how much was that beauty?”
Love at first sight!!
I saw the price tag ….. OUCH!!
I tried to negotiate with the shop owner.
He would not budge much from the price.
I left and met my hubby for lunch.
I told him about what I had found.
He knew I had been looking for an architectural piece for quite a while
to hang over the sofa.
After lunch, we walked over to the shop so that he could see what I found.
He loved it too, but with me just retiring, the timing was not the best.
The hour ride home was a little sad leaving that piece behind,
but I snapped out of it as my hubby gave me the wonderful gift
of being able to retire early.
What more could I ask for? What I left behind was just a “thing”.
The next week, this amazing piece, this beautiful work of art, appeared in my living room.
“Happy Valentine’s Day, Honey”, he exclaimed.
Needless to say, there were lots of happy tears shed.
He told me that the next day after we saw the stained glass piece,
he called the shop owner, and after much negotiating,
he went back and bought it for me . . . for Valentine’s Day.
This story will be on the back of this piece
so that my son can relay it to my granddaughter and hope that she will do the same.
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day story?
Have a most wonderful day, hopefully filled with sunshine from above
and with sunshine in your heart!