I intended to have a pretty mellow Valentine’s Day. With my soldier away, I didn’t really plan anything. I was just going to go home and hang out with my room mates – order Chinese and have a nice quiet night.
I actually shared some great tips here to do something for yourself on Valentine’s Day that can definitely be used anytime!
Anyway, I went into work just like any other typical day. Then, our FedEx guy came in with a fragile box labeled “flowers” for me. I instantly got knots in my stomach because I figured they would be from my soldier. I was eager to open it up and see the note to see who it was from. I was right, they were from my soldier.
The dozen roses looked beautiful and the note he wrote was so eloquently written. At first, I thought that he didn’t write it! I was also shocked that he sent my flowers. We’ve actually had conversations where he admitted that he thinks flowers weren’t actually a proper gift because they die so quickly (I know, not really something women like to hear). I never thought anything of it though, because I’m not really great at keeping plants alive. Also, in the course of our relationship, he’s never given me flowers – I just got used to it.
The note is what touched me the most. The message made me fall in love with him all over again. It was short and sweet – and the exact words I needed to hear with him thousands of miles away in the complete other side of the world. I’ve been having a lot of trouble dealing with the distance. I can’t blame anybody or anything. I know it’s not my soldier’s fault and my love for him is strong enough to overcome my feelings of loneliness. The note was a welcomed reminder of how my soldier feels about me.
My Valentine’s Day did actually go as I planned though, just with an added surprise. I brought the flowers back home and prepared them in the vase. I ordered Chinese and turned on the TV. That’s how I spent the rest of my night.