Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Treasure

--Can't let Valentine's Day pass without writing about my Valentine treasure.
--Without any discussion between my husband and myself, I chose the word "treasure" for my OLW this year, and about the same time, he decided to build all the grandchildren small treasure chests this year. Odd timing. He never did read that post about my OLW.
--Valentine's Day arrived, and on the kitchen table this morning was a card and an old wooden recipe file box, cleaned up, and varnished anew. I knew my husband hadn't actually made the box because it was made with tongue and groove wood construction. Why would he clean up an old box and give it to me? The answer awaited inside the treasure box.
--Inside, a 3 x 5 card said, "This may look like a treasure box for you, but it is really my treasure box--thought you might like to see inside." Under the card was a picture of him and me sharing a peck in 2007, his wedding band which he hasn't worn for so long (not a ring person), and a lapel American flag pin. I knew it was a last minute endeavor the night before, but what an impact!
--Message understood.
--You never know how your treasures will present themselves!


  1. I am beginning to like this OLW stuff! What serendipity to have your word be 'treasure' & your husband begins to make the treasure chests, & then to offer a sweet message of love in your own treasure chest. It's really a thoughtful way to send his love. Thanks for sharing.

  2. NOW this is the true meaning of Valentine's Day & a treasure! How beautiful! Happy Valentine's day to you!

  3. What a sweet man you've got! He sounds like a treasure to hang onto forever. Thanks for another love story.

  4. As I read this I heard a little, "awww" in my head. What a sweet gesture.

  5. This the sweetest thing ever! Don't you love it that he is making treasure boxes and your OLW is treasure?