Sunday, 15 February 2009

Valentine's.

I hope you have all enjoyed your Valentines weekend, even it is wasn't Valentines related. I have to admit I am not into the Hallmark holidays because I feel, like many, that you do not need a set date to show how much you love someone. Since it exists though I enjoyed the thought of buying my boyfriend a CD he had wanted for ages and a nice card. I mentioned in my last post that I did not spend Valentine's with him because a band from the US were doing a one off 'heavy metal love gig' in London. Since it was a one off it didn't hugely bother me and we decided to do something today instead.

At 2am I got a call from a very drunk Brad insisting he would make it up me. I wanted sleep so just did some "yeah cool" and "that's cool" throughout the conversation. Brad has rubbish memory, like most guys I know lol, and I assumed that in the morning he would not even remember calling me at stupid o' clock lol. I was wrong...

This evening Brad gave me a card and I thought it was lovely. I alway say for my birthday and christmas that as long as I get a card that I can keep and store in my scrapbooks I am happy. I am not insistent on presents. I left the room to answer a landline call and came back to this...


Lit candles, my card and chocolates. I loved it and could not help but feel really special.

I was so busy hugging and kissing him for being so romantic that Brad said I hadn't picked out the most important present and proceeded to take a photo. I obviously need to get my eyes checked as he showed me the below photo.


A new Accessorize butterfly clip.


I was so happy, overjoyed and kissed him a bazillion more times. There is a story behind this piece of amazing hair attire. I recieved this exact clip for my 19th birthday, last year, from one of my close University friend's. I had seen it in the shop for ages and just loved it. I could have afforded to buy it but my student loan restricts what I can purchase and Accessorize shop gear is not one of them! You may think that it is just a butterfly clip and to be honest butterflies are nothing special to me. I just wanted and loved the butterfly clip lol.


It was last April that I met my boyfriend and on our first 'official' date we were talking about faith and how we did not particularly follow a religion and that we believed in 'signs.' Brad, believes that when he sees a butterfly it is a way of his late Grandad communicating to him. My boyfriend is not really philosophical but his Grandad always used to say to him that relationships are like butterflies. We all start in out in a cocoon where we are not sure when we should fully be ourselves and show our true colours for the fear we get hurt. However, as the cocoon grows and develops a relationship develops stronger and a relationship begins to flourish. Just like when the butterfly is born and instantly flies. I love that theory!


A couple of dates later as we were leaving a restaurant Brad went to put his arm around me and knocked the hair clip out of my hair and it broke. If I am honest I was a little upset but it went over my head. It was a hair clip, I have quite a few more at home, just this one was my favourite and super shiny :). Brad was really apolegetic and felt bad but it was a hair clip!


Anyway to cut a long story short, Brad, was buying my Valentines card during the week with the chocolates. He said he wanted to buy something else as what he had just wasn't enough. His words not mine - chocolates are the way to my heart anyday girls! As he was walking back to his car he was talking to his best mate asking him what he had got his girlfriend for extra inspiration but he said he had to cut the phone call short.


It was because perched on his steering wheel was a Butterfly. It was pouring with rain, freezing cold, dark and 8pm. Yet, a bright pink and blue butterfly had found its way into his car. It wasn't a Butterfly to Brad. He knew who it was...and he had his inspiration.

Our relationship has flourished in every happy and sad colour but I am loving the ride. Happy Valentine's Boo! Your're the most amazing man I have met and you make me so happy.

What did you do for Valentine's?


Love, Becca xxx

12 comments:

Lou. said...

You two are such a lovely couple. You both love each other so much and it shines through you guys.

I love you both.

Lou.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

What a beautiful story! I'm happy you had a good Valentine's Day!

I spent the evening babysitting, but that was a good thing, because I desperately need money right now.

Alex(andra) said...

Aww that's adorable!! I'm glad you had a great day.

That's awesome about the butterflies, because my family has a similar thing with ladybugs. At my grandma's funeral in the dead of winter, a ladybug flew through the church. So now, we always think of her. Crazy how stuff like that works.

Christina Thomas said...

I'm glad you had fantastic Valentine's Day! The butterfly clip is beautiful!

Lindsay said...

I love that clip. It looks beautiful on you! Happy Valentine's Day

kristina16marie said...

That clip is gorgeous! And what a sweet story too!

♥April♥ said...

That is truely a delightful story. Thank you for shareing..... The secret is comeing all our fmailies now know so I will be working on the post very soon, but heres your sneak peek LOL...... we are adopting a baby in Sep the birth mom has picked up and the paper work will be done in about 4 weeks, but shhhh it's still a secret lol. April

Librarian or Teacher said...

What a beautiful hair clip! And a beautiful story to match it.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

I nominated you for a blog award, so come on over and check it out!

Leah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I usually used Wiki to find out the answers to things also! :)

Samantha said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog!!
You sure had a lovely Valentine's Day! My boyfriend didn't even get me a card, the toad!! I love your hair clip, its pretty and sparkly!

I will make sure I blog about being the new girl! Hopefully that will make me feel a lot better!

Mary said...

Such a cute little clip! Thanks for the comments! Nursing is definitely my "calling." I've been an RN for 6 yr now and can't imagine doing anything else. How far into the program are you?

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