Monday, February 13, 2012

My Best Valentine's Day Ever

I wrote this for Romance Junkies, a giveaway that was done in a chat room. As I couldn't direct my family and friends to the chat group, I decided to also post it on my blog. Cause this is one of the best things I've ever wrote.

My Best Valentine's Day Ever Was:

NOT romantic for starters. I was only eight years old, maybe nine, and my hero was my DAD. I was in the second grade, and my dad worked a ways away. I only saw him in the evenings, and he was often tired (he worked hard!) or planning a sermon. He was a minister too at the time.

Like Ciara, the heroine in Love Request, I battled school bullying everyday due to my hearing impairment.

Well, my mother always came to pick me up at school, but that VD, I walked out of my classroom, and who was waiting for me?? My dad!!! Right there in my school hallway! He had gotten off of work early, and he was picking me up. You know the term "grinning from ear to ear?" That was me. I was grinning ear to ear.

Not only did my dad get off work early and take me home, but he handed me a little plastic heart full of those conversation hearts right there in front of my classmates! They were jealous! LOL It felt good to make the mean girls jealous. Their dads didn't come pick them up with a heart full of candies!

I ate them slowly, and I saved the container.

That was my best VD ever. :)

What was yours? Did it involve a hunk? A high school sweetheart? Or was your hero your dad?

               My daddy and I. I was three.


  1. Lovely post, Tara. My childhood hero was also my dad, until I grew up a bit and it all went pear shaped, but that's another story.

  2. What a wonderful memory to cherish!

    I'm jealous too LOL No childhood hero for me, but I met that wonderful guy in my teens… and last night, he came home with flowers.

  3. Heartwarming post! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love the picture of you and your Daddy. He looks so protective of you! That must have been the best Valentine's Day ever for you to remember it. I seem to think every VD is the best one ever, because I have such a lousey memory. Have a great day! xo cindy