Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Day of Love!

No matter how old we get, being given gifts sends us back to being a child again.

When the doorbell rang yesterday, I wondered who was paying an afternoon visit. It was a dear and cherished long-time friend from high school.

We've had very different lives.  After high school, I left town and, except to visit, didn't come back for decades.

My beloved friend, on the other hand, almost never left.  She had four kids and a busy life. 

She is an extremely generous soul.   She survived breast cancer and hit the five year mark.  For that I am so grateful that it squeezes my heart.

So she comes in yesterday with a bag filled with Valentine goodies.

There was the beautiful card shown at the top of this post, plus this card with the sweet message:

This box will be good for pens and has a nice verse on the outside.

I happen to love girly figurines and this lovely lady joined her "cousins" in the curio cabinet. She's holding a lovely bunch of flowers!

The gift bag seemed bottomless and I was glad!  Ripping apart the red tissue paper felt like birthday fun.

She gave me two notepads, too, and one is a sparkler! It came with a lah lah pen, too.

Of course there was chocolate! (And a separate box for my husband!)

And the charming heart shown above in this post.

Also, a "Friendship" cup with a bag of candy inside.

Oh yes, and precious flowers, too!

Then my hubs presented me with a beautiful red rose and baby's breath! I popped it into an elegant wine decanter.

Wow, what a pre-Valentine's Day it turned out to be. 

I feel so blessed to have so much love in my life!

Today, to everyone reading this, I wish you a fabulous day of love! 



jeanetteann said...

It's so nice to be appreciated, what a lovely day you had. Lovely gifts
xx jeanetteann

Linda O'Connell said...

Friends like this are wonderful. I posted on my blog about my best gift. I would love to have new visitors. Happy Valentine's Day!


Bookie said...

Such nice things from a nice friend...Happy Valentine's Day...enjoy the day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

For most years no gifts on Vday but a few here and there. A lovely x's & o's bracelet that is still one of my favorites! What a sweet friend to gift you with all those goodies. You deserve it since I think you are one of the most generous and giving ladies in blogland! Hugs, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

You are having a nice Valentine memory. We don't usually give gifts except to Andy.
Happy Valentine's Day.

T's Daily Treasures said...

How blessed you are! What a wonderful pre-valentine visit! The gift of friendship and so many wonderful goodies, too. Hugs and love, Tammy

mo said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

The best Valentine's Day gift I got was the puppy I gave to my husband a couple of years ago...



diane.stetson said...

A dinner and dance show out from my grandsons...it was great.

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