Molly continues her hosting duties by challenging us to talk about Valentine's Day:
Select and complete one the following options.
1. Tell us about a favorite gift that you have received or given for the holiday.
2. Show us a beloved Valentine treasure or card.
3. Describe the perfect Valentine present.
I've had bad love, adequate love, and great love. In that order. Each man has given me flowers.
The first two went all out with a dozen roses. The first one did that when I left him, thinking it would bring me back. Flowers are wonderful, but not powerful enough to make me overlook some pretty bad things.
The second also showered me with roses on Valentine's day - usually because he'd done something I was mad at him about. He did that a lot. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not.
But the third man... My favorite flowers are from him. And they rarely come on Valentine's Day. I get flowers he picked when he's out in the woods walking or riding his bike - and he's thinking of me. They're tiny and varied and sometimes a bit bedraggled, but they're the most beautiful flowers I ever got because they tell me that I'm on his mind even when he's alone.
Today is Valentine's Day - and he gave me roses. Not long stems in a vase, but a tiny bush that I can plant and enjoy for a long time. Those are my kind of roses.