The day of love is upon us again…Valentine’s Day. This post is a little bit of a history lesson. No, not about Valentine’s Day itself, but about a special Valentine’s Day in my life, a Valentine’s Day to remember.
I posted a video last year talking about The Proposal thanks to Mama Kat’s pretty much world famous writing prompt. I am linking up there today! Just a note: this post was first published two years ago. I’m reposting in honor of the occasion; Valentine’s Day!
My husband and I grew up in the same neighborhood. I’ve known him since we were six years old. We became good friends in our teens and hung out quite a bit. Around the 18 year old mark things took a turn for the
worse romantic and we fell in love.
It was a little confusing for our family and friends because a lot of them thought we were still just friends…really good, do-everything- together kind of friends. We didn’t tell a lot of people about our plans to get married. Coulda had something to do with the fact that we were only 19! I don’t know.
Here’s the special part, I had to tell my parents I was engaged before they accidentally saw me wearing the ring. Not that I was wearing the ring accidentally, but that they would accidentally SEE it.
I remember it well. My parents were in the kitchen doing the dishes together after dinner…they did that a lot. I thought it might be a good idea to tell them I was engaged while they were together and a little preoccupied.
It went a little something like this:
Me: I just wanted to tell you that Danny and I are engaged.
Mom: Engaged to do what?
Me: Get married (feeling the pressure).
Mom: Over my dead body.
Me: Do you want to see the ring?
I’m not sure they did. Danny was waiting for me on the phone so I went back to my room and told him how it went. Uh, not so good.
On Valentine’s Day Danny and I met my mom for lunch. He gave us each a rose. I don’t really remember much else about the meal which could be a good thing I suppose, or not.
Like I said, we grew up in the same neighborhood so they knew ALL about him.
And that is my Valentine’s Day to Remember!
Do you have a special Valentine’s Day tale?