SHORTLY BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY, I roamed the aisles of a Faribault antique shop and paused to admire a collection of artfully grouped heart-shaped candy boxes.
Years have passed since I received a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. I’ve gotten bags of chocolate like M & Ms. But not fancy candies in a heart. There’s just something romantic and special about candy presented that way. And, yes, I realize it’s a marketing ploy that tugs on emotions.
When Randy presented me with a heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, my mouth actually dropped open. It’s not all that often he can surprise me.
His was a sweet gift for that element of the unexpected. But mostly, it was a sweet gift for the thoughtfulness and love therein. After nearly 36 years of marriage, I still appreciate the sweetness of his love.
© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
How sweet of Randy…
Yes, it was.
The candy looks so delicious and pretty, a sweet surprise for you from your sweet husband.
I love my chocolate. And, yes, I’m sharing.
Special man, special day, special gift, Randy did good!!!!
That he did.
Which kind of chocolate is your favorite? This box of chocolate looks especially yummy. I would pick the dark chocolate squares 🙂
Like you, dark chocolate, of course.
Nice!! You deserve it! 🙂
So sweet of you to write that. Thank you.
It’s those little surprises that mean so much. Such a sweet gesture!
Yes and it was.
I just love all those choices in a box and have fond memories growing up seeing them as gifts. Lucky you!
I finished my last piece of chocolate yesterday. So it lasted not quite a week. But I did share with Randy.
Awe how sweet 💞 it looks like you enjoyed some carmels too
Definitely some of those in the selection.