Second Place Winning Entry in our Valentine's Day 2010 Contest
Awaken to the new day, fresh and bright. Holding her, rouse her with a back massage and tender kiss, and with heart overflowing, whisper in her ear, prayers of thanks to our God for the amazing and wonderful gift of His Daughter, my best friend, my gorgeous wife.
Then, present the first of a series of 12 simple gifts, each individually wrapped (as appropriate), and each with a hand-made paper rose, lightly spritzed with my cologne.
Prepare breakfast, dining with curtains open, allowing the warmth of the sunlight to stream in, and table candles lit.
Then church (more expressions of thankfulness!), and a day walking in the park, in the gardens, or a drive to the coast (and maybe a simple picnic!).
And throughout, continuing the 12 gifts of St. Valentine's. These small gifts will hopefully entice reminiscence of the years of our friendship, engagement, and this first year of marriage.
By the end of this day, she shall hold a bouquet of a dozen roses, each holding a fragrant souvenir of her husband's love.