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This may be a future idea if your love story took place miles away from home, but you may be able to pull it off this year if your romance unfolded locally. Mandy, we hope it won’t be too long before you can take your husband on this memorable trip!
I have been thinking about this Valentine’s Day idea for quite a while and when my husband’s seminary training is done and finances allow it, I am going to give him this gift….
My husband and I met at college in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. It is a beautiful area and we were married there as well. My idea is to give my husband a date/weekend of all the beginnings and milestones of us.
The first thing we would do is go back to our college campus on, say, a Friday afternoon. When my husband first noticed me, he said I had a lime green L.L. Bean backpack that he could see all the way across campus. To remind he and myself of those carefree college days when love first began to bloom, I would surprise him with a picnic lunch on that same lawn where the sparks first flew.
Secondly, my husband proposed to me in the parking lot of my dorm. It was the sweetest memory. He had my engagement ring in his sock and he was so nervous he was going to drop it that he was sweating and couldn’t wait any longer to pop the question. His original plan was to take me to a romantic spot and sing me the song that he had written me with his proposal in it. It didn’t quite work out that way mostly because of me and my chemistry homework that kept him waiting for hours longer than he had anticipated. Anyhow, the backup plan included opening my car door and telling me that he had finally gotten the Captain Crunch fan club membership card (David is quite the goofy guy) that he had been jokingly telling me for months he was going to join. When he opened the door, he pretended to accidentally drop the card and when I turned around, he was on one knee! It was not what he had originally planned and he was a little disappointed later on when he proposed with the song, but it was perfect. That night, I would take him to the dorm parking lot where he proposed and we would enjoy a big bowl of Captain Crunch together.
That night, we would drive 30 miles south into Tennessee to stay in the same room that we stayed in the night we were married. I think it would be so amazing to share and dwell upon what God joined together that day in 2002 and where He had brought us to 4 years and 3 children later. We are so blessed!
The rest of the weekend I would leave up to my husband what we did. Whether it be attend services in the church we were married or have dinner in the hotel where we celebrated our wedding reception, it would be up to him. The possibilities would be endless. It would certainly be a weekend to remember!