Valentine Surprise


I didn't expect anything special on Valentine's Day. It's not that I don't want to celebrate it with my husband; but more of no expectations going to a fancy dinner or receiving expensive gifts. If he'd give me flowers or take me to a dinner, that would great! If not, it won't be a big deal at all. I do not expect a gift on Valentine's day. I'd rather have a gift on my birthday or our anniversary.

He took me to a movie in a $2 theater last Sunday. We watched Harry Potter, munched our small popcorn, a large cup of coke, and a dollar hotdog. For me, that's already a special treat. I appreciate that he took me to a movie because it's been months now from the last time we went. I thanked him for that. I thought, that was his Valentine's gift for me.


Last night when he got home from work, he hid his body against the wall and just showing one hand with a heart-shaped balloon. My daughter who was sitting on my lap jumped off, so excited of what she saw. "Balloon!!!" she exclaimed. Then I saw my husband's wide smile. On his other hand were a bouquet of pink roses and a box of Hershey's chocolates. Yay, sweet treats for the wife! That was very touching. I didn't expect more than what he handed me, but then, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a red box. My eyes sparkled as my mind was asking a question of what could be in the red box. When I opened it, my heart leaped. I saw a beautiful necklace with a heart-shaped pendant, adorned in emerald diamond accent. Whew! That made me speechless for a little bit. All that my body can express was a smile.

I didn't ask him why a necklace. I think I know the answer. The first necklace he gave me while we were still dating was broken, so I no longer wear it. Perhaps, he wants to see a nice piece hanging around my neck that comes from him. Just like the other necklace that he gave me, this new one will always be dangling in my neck. I couldn't thank him enough. He is the sweetest thing I know. 


One of the best gifts you'll ever receive is the thing you never expect you will get. It's not about the material thing. It's about the joy and thrill that you feel from a sweet surprise you don't expect. I love that feeling.


And by the way, the balloon is not for me. It's for our daughter. :)
2 Responses
  1. MiaSav Says:

    Awww, that is very sweet! You are very blessed to have a husband as wonderful as he is.


  2. Riza DP Says:

    Thanks Mi! I am blessed indeed. :)