February 19, 2008

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day at our house was super special this year. It was simple and yet so very meaningful. Meadow was so happy with her Frog Balloon. Look at her BIG smile!

And then there was Roxy. My hubby took us the Saturday before Valentine's and picked her out for us, name and all. Roxy fit her perfectly. Roxy is a Shih Tzu and she is a spoiled rotten mess!

Just look at the face? How could you NOT love her? Is that a perfect Valentine's Day present or what?!!

So needless to say I was not expecting anything on Valentine's Day. Besides Tony would be on the road on Thursday and I understood.....

Well Thursday morning came and Roxy woke me way too early. I stumbled through the house to get something to drink with all intentions of going back to bed when I seen this.....

At first I thought it was a neat card that the girls had made me until I read
Yep that arrow was pointing to my hometown and my hometown had a red heart on it.....

And then I began to read the words and as I did the tears started to flow...
I read....
They say home is where the heart is
And as you can clearly see
This map marks the spot
That is so dear to me.
The heart is an organ
That gives this body life,
And the heart that I'm so fond of
Is my heart, It is my wife.
This map if full of many roads
Which my works calls me to
BUT the road I want to travel most
Would bring me home to you.
You spend this day without me there
To hold the hand I love
The hand that was given to me
From our Father up above.
Happy Valentine's Day
I love you....

Tony always reaches so deep within to show his love for me. He never ceases to amaze me. As I stood there in the kitchen alone so early in the morning reading these words he'd carefully written and realizing how he had taken the time to plan so precisely so that I would wake up to his surprise I longed for him. I longed to have him home and to have his arms around me. It wasn't expensive or designer it was from his heart. The ache inside of me was enormous and yet at the same time I was so consumed with his love and this overwhelming joy filled me inside and out. I was not bitter that we couldn't be together....I was grateful that we had each other. While I desire to have him home with me very soon, I'm appreciative that our heavenly Father has given us the opportunity to miss one another, the opportunity to grow in new ways, the opportunity to love just a little bit deeper......

I pray that your Valentine's Day was just as special as ours!!!


Stephanie said...

WOWZERS!!! What a great post! Little Roxy is adorable! The note from your hubby is just too much. I was tearing up right along with you girl! You are so blessed. Hey thanks for stopping by my place. We've been in such a whirlwind around here, I don't know if I'm coming or going. HA! I'll be back. Going to watch my grandbabies today. miss you. Have a great day.

Mary said...

That last post was from me. Someone used my computer and changed my account. HA. Blessings!

Penless Thoughts said...

WOW.....Double WOW!!!! What a sweethear. You are blessed indeed. The frog is cute, too. My daughter has a Shih Tzu. They are adorable and very loving dogs.

Gina In GA said...

Oh wow!! What an incredible husband you have!!
Those are the gifts I think that we all truly desire!

annie said...

What a sweet little dog!

That is such a precious valentine!

Irritable Mother said...

No, my Valentine's Day paled in comparison to yours!
What a precious gift to receive from the man who loves you so much. You truly are a blessed woman.
(And I know I am, too. It just wasn't expressed as beautifully to me as it was to you!)