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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! The perfect day to be lovey-dovey and mushy with our sweethearts….and eat as much chocolate as we want, lol! Love it 🙂

Looking forward to going to the boys school for Valentine Parties today and watching them be uncomfortable giving the girls in their class a Valentine, haha!

Looking forward to a date with my hubby Friday night. Doing dinner and a movie with friends. Dragging the guys to see Safe Haven, CANNOT wait to see it.

Have you read this Valentine Story that went viral yesterday on Twitter?! I posted it on Facebook after I was a blubbering mess reading it….

Here’s her letter by Sue Johnston, 68 via Huffington Post:

“My sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine’s Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing a note with five simple words: ‘My love for you grows.’

Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.On my first Valentine’s Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeous bouquet addressed to me..from John.

Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, ‘No, ma’am, it’s not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day.’

With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, ‘My love for you is eternal.'”


How wonderful is this?! I still tear up and I’ve read it a dozen times already. Goodness!


Might I leave you with some Valentine recipes I REALLY want to make this weekend?! Here ya go!

Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Nutella Syrup  Picky Palate

Fancy Mac and Cheese   The Pioneer Woman

Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts Heather Christo Cooks

Rose Neopolitan Spitz Cookies I am Baker

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps  Bev Cooks

Skittles Marshmallow Pops  Dine and Dish

Meatball Soup  Add a Pinch

Raspberry Crumb Bars A Thought For Food

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies  Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe Girl

Red Velvet Oreo Truffles The Little Kitchen


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  1. 1
    Lynna says:

    Oh my gosh… I didn`t think I`ll tear up, but I totally did.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  2. 2

    that caught me unawares, I am blubbering too. That is so touching and sweet! Happy Valentines day!

  3. 3

    I am now a blubbering mess this morning after reading that! What a beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing it! Also, thanks for sharing my meatball soup. I would love a plate filled with all the goodies you mentioned!

    Hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day full of tons of love from your cutie patootie boys!

  4. 4
    Aggie says:

    Oh my goodness, this just melted my heart & I’m totally tearing up. Thanks for sharing Jenny – and happy Valentines Day!

  5. 5

    I am tearing up over here in Chicago…what a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. 6

    such a sweet story. so sweet. thanks for sharing.

    happy valentine’s day

  7. 7

    What a wonderful story! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  8. 8

    Ugh that card…! So sweet. Happy Valentine’s Day Jenny!

  9. 9

    Such a sweet story! Happy Valentines Day, and I love all the recipes you linked. So much fun 🙂

  10. 10

    Well gosh, thanks for the link love, love! xoxoxo.

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    Nancy [email protected] says:

    That letter makes me want to cry every time I read it! So sweet.

  13. 13

    Oh… Safe Haven. Your man is one lucky guy 😉 Thank you for including me in your round up here. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. 14

    Such a lovely story for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing!

  15. 15
    Ambar says:

    OMG This totally made me cry! Love it! Such a sweet story. It made me smile and cry at the same time! Happy Valentine’s!

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    Terry says:


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    Tricia says:

    WAAAAHHHH. Tears are welling up. This is beyond sweet. Can there really be men like this?

  18. 18
    Monica says:

    This story sounds like a movie I am still wiping away tears. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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