The scent of Romance
My brother in-law needed a good idea for Valentine's Day. He wanted to surprise my sister but couldn't think of any good Valentine's gifts. As he was getting desperate I decided to share one of my most memorable Valentine's Days with him. Let's just say, I told him the PG rated version.
I had been dating Paul for only four and a half months when Valentine's Day rolled around. I was definitely infatuated with him, but annoyed by his lack of romance, so I wasn't expecting much for Valentine's Day. We made plans to meet for dinner around 8pm and then possibly a film afterwards, which just made it seem like any other date.
When I got home from work I found a parcel on my front door step. It was wrapped in white paper, and had a big red bow. Inside was a set of bubble bath, candles, and lotion, as well as a CD and a Valentine's Day card. Paul had not only written a message for me to take a bath before meeting him for dinner and listen to the CD while I got ready, but he actually made the card himself. I was already quite impressed. My flat mate wasn't home so I pumped up the music. Paul had compiled all the greatest love songs, plus all the songs that we had danced to over the last couple of months. Normally I would have thought it was cheesy, but I was touched by his thoughtfulness.
I ran upstairs to my room really excited to meet Paul. I was starting not to care that we were just going to dinner and a film. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better I opened my bedroom door to find my walls covered in red Valentine's Day hearts. Paul had borrowed the key from my flat mate and decorated my room while I was at work. He had also left me a dozen red roses on my dressing table, plus a brown teddy bear with a pink bow. The cutest thing was that he had the bear holding a sign that said 'Hurry up, I'm missing you too much!' He knew that I had a tendency to run a little late, so I tried my best to be on time. I quickly hopped into the bath and lay happily back listening to the music.
I got dressed and quickly wrapped Paul's Valentine's Day gift, which was two tickets to see his favourite band and a bottle of his favourite cologne. I had bought him a Valentine's Day card that was blank inside and simply written inside how much I love him. When I looked at the clock it was 7:45pm. I grabbed my coat, ran downstairs, and was surprised to see Paul sitting at my kitchen table. He had come in while I was in the bath, lit candles, made dinner, and handed me another red rose. It was amazing. And I definitely had only one bite of the dinner, before he whisked me away to my room!
I told my brother in-law that the best Valentine's Day gifts are the ones that are least expected. Paul had never done anything like that for me, so it was nice to know that he had it in him to be romantic. And after six years of being married, he still surprises me. My Brother in-law wound up copying Paul's idea, and my sister couldn't stop talking about it for a week!