Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Remember When- My Most Memorable Valentines Day

Every Valentines Day with my lovebug has been memorable to my heart, but one really touched my heart and soul. In 2006, my momma was living with us, and we were her caretakers. She was so sick, and getting worse everyday that went by. Lovebug and I had not made any plans for Valentines Day, because we had to stay home and take care of momma. But, we did not mind, we enjoyed spending time with her. Valentines Day that year was on a Tuesday, when lovebug came in from work, he had brought me a dozen yellow roses, they were beyond beautiful. I told lovebug to put them in our bedroom on the dresser, he said he wanted to show my momma first. So, lovebug went into my mommas bedroom, I was standing in the doorway to her room. When lovebug walked up beside her bed, she turned towards him, and smiled the biggest most precious smile I had ever seen. She said, Eddie thank you so much, yellow roses are my favorite. She hugged him very tightly, and kissed him gently on the cheek. Lovebug hugged her back, kissed her gently on the cheek, and said the following words of love to her: You are very welcome momma, but you are more beautiful than any rose. I love you, Happy Valentines Day. I was in tears, I was deeply touched by his words and actions to my dear momma. When lovebug came out of her room, he had left the roses on her bedside table. He looked at me, took me by the hand, and led me into our bedroom. When we sat down on the bed, he took both of my hands in his, kissed them gently, and began to cry like a baby. Of course, that made me start crying harder. When the tears stopped, lovebug said these words to me: Honey, I am sorry about the roses, but, there was no way I could take them from her. I looked into his eyes and said to lovebug: Sweetheart, I did not want the roses, I have plenty of time for more roses, but momma doesn't. I told him that what he had done for my momma was the greatest Valentines Day gift ever. Two months, and seven days later on April 21, our beautiful rose went to heaven. We bought a yellow rose bush, and planted by her grave, it continues to bloom beautifully. Just as momma continues to bloom beautifully in our hearts, and in heaven.

22 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Ok, I have officially had my FIRST cry for the day at 5:42am. That is so sweet! What a precious husband!

Debra said...

Oh Denise,

You and your lovebug are such a shining example of God's love and compassion! This story truly touched my heart.

Hugs to you!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

What a beautiful memory. Your rose bush continues to bloom, because of your love for your mom.

Love ya,
Jean

Deanna said...

A precious Valentine forever memory :O)

hugs,
Deanna

Jewel said...

How very precious, Denise! Something very similar happened to us: Ed came home from work one evening and I saw him coming down the walk carrying a vase of the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen. I hurried away from the window and pulled myself together so I could act surprised when he gave them to me. Almost immediately when he came through the door he said, "Hey, babe, I got your mom some flowers on my way from work." And I wasn't the least bit disappointed. I was more touched that he had thought of my precious mom who was in a nursing home at the time. So I do know how you felt about Lovebug giving the roses to your dear mother. Aren't we blessed with dear husbands? The Lord is good!

Heather said...

what a precious memory. your hubby sure is a sweet one.

Stacy said...

This was a beautiful, heartwarming, touching "memory". Thank you so much for sharing. Yellow roses are my favorites and those will now serve as a tangible reminder to pray for you and your lovebug.

Christa said...

What a beautiful tribute and what a beautiful memory.
God Bless

Bernadine said...

This Valentine memory is beyond sweet Denise. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, Denise...that was the most beautiful story, ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gretchen said...

What a lovely memory, my friend. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you as April comes closer.

luvmy4sons said...

What a precious story...what a precious man. What a blessed woman you are!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Aww! You made me cry, Denise. :(
But I feel good. That is the best love story I had ever heard lately. God bless you and your lovebug. :)

April said...

That is one of the most touching stories I've ever read! What a beautiful story of LOVE! Your hubby has a heart of gold...so do you! I know your mom is looking down from Heaven and smiling! ♥

bp said...

Oh Denise, Thank you for sharing this. This is such a precious memory. You are so blessed with your lovebug.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Crying at 8:53am Sunday. Thank you for the most beautiful picture of love. I'm deeply touched by your words, your mom, your lovebug, and the yellow roses that continue to bloom.

Allison said...

How precious! What beautiful examples of true love that are expressed every day - not just one day a year - thank you for being such amazing people who are living examples of Gods love for us!

Mary said...

Denise,

Your Eddie is a keeper. I'm so glad he loved your Mama just as his own. What a wonderful Valentine's gift he gave you that day.

I wish you both abundant blessings this Valentine's Day.

Blessings,
Mary

PS. My post will be up later this evening. It's been busy this weekend with the new puppy, the grandsons staying overnight and Michelle's birthday today.

Angie said...

Dear sweet Denise---God has truly blessed you...I know that you know that.

That was an incredibly sweet tribute to both your dear mother and Eddie.

I had just a minute of time (can't live at Starbucks) and wanted to say a quick hello!

You are dear~!

Pam D said...

Just like the Mastercard commercial, that was priceless! It's so wonderful that all of you were able to be so blessed by a dozen roses. That memory, and all of the love attached to it, is worth more than anything money can buy. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog today; I'm usually more elegant with my thoughts, but sometimes, raw emotion comes through. I do celebrate Tyler's life and I know with certainty that I'll see him again. Praying blessings over this week, that it will hold all that you need and then some...

A Stone Gatherer said...

I am crying right now! What a touching moment Denise! You have a treasure of a guy!

Laurie Ann said...

I'm praying no one passes by my office! I am boo-hooing like crazy! And I'm not an easy-crier, Denise. You have a wonderful Lovebug. I am moved beyond measure at this.