My wonderful friend Barbara Mitchner, who frequently sits with Vernon during dialysis, has been playing cupid this week. The other day, after her visit, she texted me a note to look in his bag for valentines. I pulled them out this morning, and was incredibly touched. She had brought large heart-shaped doilies and little red and pink paper hearts for Vernon to decorate. He’d made one for each of us, personalized with our handwritten names next to his. She wrote little notes on the back, describing how he had made each one.
Unfortunately, I realized too late that I’d left them there (thus no photos) but there was another surprise waiting at the front door when I returned home. A beautiful pink-papered box with a sparkling purple bow. The card had my name on it.
I recognized THAT handwriting.
Inside the box was a super-soft infinity scarf and a fabulous necklace. Well, Vernon, I don’t mind if I do!
Thank you for the thoughtful Valentine’s gift, Vernon. And thank you for pulling your creative strings to make it happen, Barbara! I mean, Cupid. My heart is full.
PS This is not the first time Barbara has left a random sweet gift at my front door. But its the first time Vernon has!