Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sharing Memories (Week 12): Valentine's Day Stories 'Loves Beginning'

 
I am continuing to join Loraine at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog   with her Sharing Memories Prompts.
My Valentine memories are as far back as my mom and dad's continuing courtship as I grew up.  My dad would always buy a Valentine and even roses for my mom on Valentine's Day.  It is a small wonder, that as my children grew, it was a remembered holiday.  However, there was an added factor. It was the day my Hero and I reconnected.  Here is how the story went.  
When the Hero and I first started dating it was in October.  We dated for about two months and I was deeply entranced by him on my way to loving him.  We were having fun and enjoyed our dates, so it was a shock to me when he said, "I won't be seeing you any longer", just after Christmas.  Now that was just not right, no warning, no reason, just bye.  I was shocked and needless to say spent several days crying.  I could not understand his reasoning, because we related so well.  The thought of  not even being friends was just unbelievable.  My roommate knew how I was suffering and would listen to my questions of why and empathize with me.  Two months went by and Valentine's Day was nearing.  I (devious woman that I was) thought he can't turn away Fudge.  So I called, and he and his roommate ( I had included his roommate so he wouldn't take it personal ; )  ) accepted my offering of fudge.  I took it over and visited awhile, then went home.  That night he called and asked if we could just friend date, like going to the library to study, etc.  That was good.  I accepted and our courtship began again, we dated for another 6 months and he asked me to marry him...that is another story for another time. He admitted to me many years later that the time we were apart, he had spent trying to forget me by dating others, it just didn't work, because he would stand them up.   He did not understand what was happening to him until I brought the fudge over and then he knew he just didn't want to forget me.  Ah, the power of Fudge, I, of course, kept the tradition of a special fudge, gifts, cards, on Valentine's Day for our family in remembrance of the day my Valentine opened up his door to me.

The Valentine Card above is from The Graphics Fairy.

6 comments:

chitra said...

Such a nice story , so you could woo him back Fudge. Great.

Janet Iles said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories of a very special Valentine's Day. I am glad it had a happy ending.

mE said...

I shall always remember the fudge because of the time you "helped" me "woo" the Lange boys(though by then they were men)... I didn't have my mommies nack for good fudge... so they got "Ice cream topping" and I didn't get either of them. LOL!
So glad Dad was in love with you... and that your fudge helped remind him. :)
mE

Louise said...

The power of sweet things! So many relationships start with food!

Eva Gallant said...

After reading this post, I can understand why you say chocolate is a necessity! lol

MissKris said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog entry about "Privacy". It's always so nice to have someone new stop by who's brave enough to speak up! It's been very interesting, reading the different contributions by people of all ages. I enjoyed my visit here very much.