Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Personal Valentine Story

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My husband (Michael) and I have been married for eleven years.

That is not many years for a couple of fifty-something year old people. We both had adult children and Michael had a grandchild when we married.

My son was thirteen years old at the time, what a lovely age for a new step parent...

I had been widowed for quite a few years and Michael had been divorced longer that he had been married.

Sounds so cut and dry --- doesn’t it ? ? ?

 

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I just thought I’d throw a bit of background in here...but I assure you these last eleven years have been anything but cut and dry.

“Thoughtfully Blended Hearts” is the way we decided to approach our marriage.

We thought and planned on how we would blend our hearts and families.

Therefore Thoughtfully Blended Hearts became the name for this blog and

Living and Loving Intensely

became the perfect by-line.

 

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One of the reasons our marriage has worked is because of  “the little things” ...

yes little things make up a great relationship. My favorite Valentine gift was one of those little things.

 

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Michael was working in a large hospital about seventy miles from our home.

He was working long twelve hour days and the commute added more than two more hours to his daily job.

On one Valentine Day he stopped on his way to work to buy me some flowers since it would be too late to get them when he got off.

His next step was keeping the flowers for his entire twelve hour shift.

His solution was to ask a very sick lady if she would mind “watching” those flowers for his entire shift !!!

 

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This older lady was so happy to have this task that she told everyone that came in her room

about how she was “keeping” Michael’s flowers on that Valentine Day...

 

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I wouldn’t have cared if he had brought dead stems home to me...

it was just the fact that this simple task had given a very sick lady some joy and pleasure along with a sense of being needed by someone.

This is one of my very favorite “little” things that make me so proud of the man that I am married to!!! 

 

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Happy Valentine to my “Sweetie”... I love You more than you’ll ever know!!!

 

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Check out Mary’s Valentine Mosaic Monday Party @ Little Red House

 

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The Simple Things

33 comments:

  1. Oh what a sweet and lovely story. Hope your Valentine's is the best. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Oh how I LOVE this story and I love that it is YOUR story! You are exactly right, it IS the little things that matter most! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Michael.

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  3. What a sweet, sweet story! Just lovely! And I agree, it is the little things! Great post! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. What a delightful story of your sweet family memories. I came to visit for Happier Than A Pig In Mud's Valentine Gadget Party and enjoyed this as well. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. That is a beautiful story, loved it. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine.

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  6. Such a sweet post!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. You have a beautiful and touching love story! I love your pretty tree full of heart ornaments.
    ♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

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  8. What a wonderful story...and a special man you are married to! I have been married for almost 16 years....and married my husband when we were both in our mid 40s so we've blended our families, too. We are very happy...and have a lot of fun! Sounds like you do, too! ♥ And yes....little things make a BIG difference! ♥

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  9. What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading your story. Have a romantic Valentine's Day!

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  10. I loved this - no romance fiction can beat the real thing.

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  11. What a beautiful Valentine Day story -- actually it's a beautiful story for any day.

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  12. What a beautiful story! I can just imagine that sweet lady flower keeping....

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  13. Oh Becky---I loved hearing more of your love story. George and I have a very similar story.. We will be married 10 yrs. come this June. I think when you find love at an 'older'???? age, you just feel even more blessed.. I know that I do.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you two.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. This is a sweet and touching story. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. What a lovely story. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your beloved!

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  16. what a truly lovely story and your photographs are wonderful, I hope you have a fantastic day with your true love. Happy valentine's day

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  17. What a wonderful Valentine story. I wish you and yours a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. Wonderful story. It says a lot about your husband that he would think how much it would mean to an elderly sick lady to be needed again. Have a wonderful day with your sweetheart!

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  19. I don't know your Michael, but I like him very much...you have a caring and romantic man! Happy Valentines day!

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  20. Beautiful pictures and photos.
    http://dawntreader-picturebook2.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a lovely ditty..you are both so fortunate to have found each other..Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. Becky, what a beautiful love story. Something tells me Michael cherishes you just as much as you do him! I am glad your life is so filled with love, you are such a deserving, kind and caring person. Give Zoe big kisses for me!

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  23. What a wonderful story! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  24. That is such a touching story! I love knowing the background of your Thoughtfully Blended Hearts ♥

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  25. What a sweet story. It brought me to tears to picture the old woman watching the flowers for him.

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  26. What a sweet story. I'm so happy you decided to follow my blog so I was able to find your's. Your photos are amazing! I am really going to enjoy this.
    Dianne

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  27. I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for becoming a follower. I am so glad that you came for a visit, so that I could read your very romantic valentine story. It really touched my heart. You and Michael must be a very special couple.

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  28. Beautiful photos and a wonderful story for this day!

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  29. Oh Becky.... thanks for sharing a part of your beautiful love story. Your photos are so pretty.....

    Your blog name's beginning is so sweet!!

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  30. my favorite kind of post, personal and get to know you types! beautiful story. thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful Post! I truly loved reading your story! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. What a beautiful story! It is the little things and the kindness. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.
    Sherry

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