Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day 1995 and 2009

This year for Valentine's Day, Jeff and I went to our church valentine's banquet on Friday evening. We had a really enjoyable time, but I forgot to take my camera. The ones in charge did a great job with the decorating, speaking, etc. This year's topic was The Five Love Languages. It is really interesting how something that might make you feel loved doesn't necessarily make another person feel loved.
On Saturday, Jeff bought me Chinese food for supper from Panda Express. Yum! He also gave me a lavender rose, a really sweet card, and cinnamon-raisin bagels with creme swirls cream cheese. Thank you, sweetheart!

Now for the story behind this year's lavender rose. Fourteen years ago this Valentine's Day, Jeff gave to me three beautiful lavender roses. Lavender and/or purple are probably my favorite colors. I am not a huge fan of red after having had to wear it five days a week for many years due to red and navy blue being the colors of our school uniform. It was quite a few years after I graduated before I wore much that was red. Even at Christmas, I tend to decorate with burgandy rather than red. I don't really think Jeff knew that when he first got me lavender roses. He is just one that would rather give something other than the expected.

My first Valentine's flowers from Jeff

It was Tuesday, February 14, 1995, when I received these beautiful lavender roses from my fiance, Jeff. We were unable to be together on Valentine's Day that year because I was teaching school in Independence, Kansas and he was in school working on his PhD.

Now fourteen years later, I received a beautiful lavender rose from Jeff for Valentine's Day!
This rose is in either the vase I received fourteen years ago or one exactly like it.
I hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day!



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1 comment:

~Heather~ said...

Awww...I enjoyed reading about and seeing your beautiful flowers. =)