February Love and Smiles

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 12 Comments

valentines blogger-image--1831276098February is drawing to a close and so is heart month. But I’ve still got some Valentine’s stories to share. Some romantic. Some sweet. Some to make you smile.

First the Romance

Several of you shared about Valentine’s Day proposals. Here’s Leslie’s.

My husband, then boyfriend, took me to a fancy restaurant. He said he had to go to the car to get something. He came back with roses. I started crying. A few minutes later a waitress came up to me and handed me a coffee mug with a bear in it. He asked her to give it to me. I took the bear out and there was a velvet box inside the mug. It was an engagement ring. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of everyone.

Next the Sweet

Maria tells about her loving husband going the extra mile, I mean bouquet, to please her.

A few years ago, my husband had to work extra hours on Valentine’s Day. When he came home, he had 3 bouquets of flowers. I was confused, so he started to explain why. He really didn’t know which one I’d like the best: one was red with pink (Valentine’s Day colors, he said), another one had all different flowers of varying colors (because I like colorful things), & the last one was all purple (because he knows that I love anything that’s purple!). He really wanted to make me happy. Little did he realize, just all the thought that he put into the gesture made me smile, & he wouldn’t have had to spend any money. He makes every day Valentine’s Day for me, because he is always doing sweet, kind things for me. He is so sincere & genuine, with such a big heart. And he always makes me laugh!

And the Smile

Linda shared a story that made me laugh because I could imagine my husband doing the same thing. Here’s Linda’a story.

My youngest daughter went with her dad to buy candy for Valentine’s Day at a well known home-made candy shop. She said he was so pleased with himself when he found a beautiful “Valentine Box” he liked for around $20.00 that he took up to the counter as my gift. When they asked what chocolates he wanted in it, he told them to fill it up with an assortment of chocolates – and believe me they filled it up. He had his $20.00 out to pay for the gift, but things started to change when they took the box of chocolates over to the scale to weigh. Needless to say, the $20.00 was for the empty box, without the chocolates in it. My daughter said the look on his face was priceless when they told him how much the box was with the chocolates. He had to put the $20 bill back in his wallet and get out his credit card. When I received the gift on Valentine’s day (before I knew what happened), I told him how it was the best chocolate I had ever received. Truly delicious!! Of course he told me it should be . . . . We all still laugh about it and although he has asked if I would like more chocolates from this store, I’ve declined. I don’t think I could ever enjoy another box of chocolates from that store as much as I did on that Valentines Day.

Still Time to Enter

You’ve still got time to throw your name in my giveaway drawing hat for the candy and book prize. I’ll pick three winners after the deadline at midnight EST on Saturday, February 27, 2016. See the complete giveaway info on my News & Events Page. As always, thanks for reading.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Hi, Cathy. Thanks so much for your kind words about my writing. I do appreciate that. And I enjoy doing the giveaways because I get to hear from so many of you, my reading friends.

  1. Donna B

    I would love to be a winner. I haven’t had too many valentine specials so I guess the best one I’ve had was several years ago my date gave me roses which was a great surprise.

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  2. Joyce Halcomb

    I just finished The Rosie Corner series. These two books are the absolute best books I have read in a very long time. I have to admit I shed a few tears. I live in Kentucky and that made it more special. You are a wonderful author, I can hardly wait to read more if your books. Thank you.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Thank you so much, Joyce. I really like those Rosey Corner characters and Angel Sister is a book close to my heart since so many of my mother’s growing up memories are threaded throughout the story. I hope you will give some of my other books a try. You might like the Heart of Hollyhill series is you liked visiting Rosey Corner. I entered you in my drawing and I’ll be picking the winner before I do my One Writer’s Journal post later tonight. Good luck and thanks again for letting me know you enjoyed my Rosey Corner stories.

  3. Cheryl Baranski

    Loved reading this post. I have to say that I met my now husband in the most unusual way. I had gone to a mudbog with a girl friend of mine I was driving a small truck. We decided to go walk around for a while. We came back and found my now husband sleeping in the lawn chair in the back of my truck. We woke him up and he went on his way. A few days later she ran into him at the local bowling alley. He asked for my name and number. She gave him my first name and last four digit of my number not knowing he was new to the area. He asked around for another three days trying to get the rest of my info. I lived in a small town people knew who I was and wasn’t going to tell him how to get hold of me not knowing who he was. I was out shopping about a week after there and ran into him. He immediately asked me and my girl friend to go eat with him next door at the pizza joint. We talked and laughed for hours. We were married three weeks later. The day before I graduated high school. We are still happily married going on twenty-nine years later.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win. Keep up the wonderful writing.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Loved your story, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing it. But three weeks is a short courtship for sure. Glad it all worked out for you.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Thanks so much for reading my books, Christine, and you’re right. Candy is nice. Maybe I should have bought an extra box for me. LOL.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I love to read too, Debi. Good luck in the drawing. I’ll be picking the winners before I post tonight on One Writer’s Journal.

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