Hello lovely hoppers! Welcome to the Valentine's Day Gift Hop where I'm sharing my favorite Valentine's Day memory.
My husband and I met when we were baby eighteen year olds, the first day of college classes, so we've done this Valentine's Day thing a few times. But two years ago was really special in a really unexpected way. We'd just been given one day notice to sign over our house to a buyer with a contract who was interested. So we had one day to move out of state, tie up loose ends, figure out where we were going to live, pack the U-Haul...you get the idea. Complete and utter chaos. But we did it! We drove straight through to Texas, an eight hour drive, starting at 4 after an evening of frantically throwing everything into the back of a U-Haul. And after we'd unloaded all of our belongings in a storage shed back in Texas, we drove straight back to Kansas to finish signing the documents for closing on our house.
All of this happened right before Valentine's Day, and the place we'd found for me and our two young children to live was in Texas, while my husband hadn't yet found a job in our new home state yet. So we had to split up. We lived in two states while he searched frantically for a job, any job, that would put our family back together again. It took a while, and when Valentine's Day came, I was so bummed. I was already having a really hard time without my partner in crime, my dude, my teammate, my best friend and now I was spending V-Day without him for the first time since we'd been dating.
So February 14th came, and I was standing in the kitchen with the fridge door open, gathering supplies for lunch for my kiddos, and when I closed the door, my husband was standing there. My daughter and I had already received flowers from him, delivered that morning, so I thought my day was over. And there he stood with a big old beautiful grin on his face.
He'd driven eight hours and could only stay one night before he had to be back, but it was one of my favorite moments. He took me and the kids on a movie and dinner date and oh, I couldn't stop holding the man's hand. It was just so good to see him again. (and you better believe this mushpot bawled her eyes out when he surprise showed up;)
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