Each year on Valentine’s Day I pick out a little figurine, stuffed animal or trinket to give my wife. This year’s model, a hedgehog.
For the first time ever my daughter accompanied me when I went out to find that perfect “I love you” item.
Yesterday morning, when I presented my 2014 model, my daughter asked her mother how many of these items had she kept. After she asked I thought, good question, how many are still in existence? After all we are talking about 28 Valentine’s Day items.
The Big Reveal
When I returned from work yesterday I was surprised to find, all across the living room table, almost every single item dating back to 1986. I had no idea she had kept them. It turns out that she had a couple items stolen off her desk years ago so that’s why “almost” had to be included.
Front and center you will see a candle in the shape of a kangaroo. This is no ordinary kangaroo, this one is pregnant. That was 1992, the year we were expecting our first child.
I enjoyed seeing these items again. As you can see God has granted us many Valentine’s Day celebrations.
As I looked at my little tokens of love I was reminded of the greatest token of love ever given, the cross.