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Valentine's Day Massacre

February 14
Valentine's Day Massacre

You have not remembered the days of your youth but have 
enraged Me by all these things.
Ezekiel 16:43

It arrives so fresh off the heels of Thanksgiving and Christmas, it's easy
to overlook. You've just barely gotten used to writing the new year on your 
bank checks. For all practical purposes, it's simply the typical weekday
between February 13 and February 15

But this is not a day for practical purposes. 

This is Valentine's Day. And Sam forgot it. 

Sam's wife had a card addressed to him, hidden in her top dresser drawer.
Her gift to him was under her dresses in the closet. She waited for him to 
make the first move, to end this little dodge of his. There he was, sitting 
down to watch television at 7:30 at night as if he might be camped out there
till bedtime ... as if he'd actually forgotten what day this is! 

Finally, at 10 P.M., when Sam had stumbled upstairs to brush his teeth, 
he found his wife sitting bolt upright in bed. Somehow the temperature 
felt noticeably cooler in that room than in the other parts of the house.

"What's the matter? What'd I do?" He did a super-quick scan of his usual
offences. Everything checked out.
"Tomorrow morning," she said through clenched teeth, "I expect to find
a gift in the driveway that goes from zero to two hundred in less than
six seconds. And it had better be there!" 

With that, she snatched her pillow and blanket and trudged off, 
presumably to the downstairs sofa, leaving Sam standing there 
looking very unmanly, totally exposed as a Valentine forgetter. 
But his pride wasn't about to be threatened so easily.
The next morning his wife found a gift box in the driveway. 
She tore it open and looked inside.
It was a bathroom scale. 

Sam has been missing since Friday. 

What is the kind of gift you like to receive on Valentine's Day?

Pray that you both will be sensitive to one another's needs 
for romance and love on the other 364 days of the year.

About the author:
Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present,
from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who
loves to travel and read and decipher people.

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1 comment :

  1. Great advice, I think I need to live the last two sentences every day, "365"


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