Friday, November 21, 2008

A Special Valentine

In some ways it seems such a short time ago and then it seems like ages when I was sitting in a 2nd grade classroom in a small town school armed with a shoebox, crayons, construction paper and scissors making a Valentine's Box.

You may be wondering why I would be thinking of Valentine's day in mid~November....well there is a little story I have on my heart. It's a true story of a little red headed boy that sat in that same classroom decorating a box of his own. A little boy I had eyes for. My first little love....yes Danny wasn't my first little love but he is my TRUE LOVE! This little red headed boy had a talent for drawing. Funny how after all these years I have always remembered this about him. Robert was his name. Robert had eyes for me too! He made me a very special Valentine...a large hand drawn card with see he loved to draw horses. Oh I don't remember the words that were written but I do remember being in awe of the beautiful hand~drawn horses.

I kept it for a few years but then as time past we had set our eyes for others. We attended school together until we graduated. We would see each other here and there but never spoke of our grade school years. Maybe he remembered, maybe he didn't but I always have. Last night Danny came home from work and told me that his brother had told him that Robert passed away yesterday from cancer. I hadn't known that he had been ill. So I am sad as I remember that red headed lil' boy but a little part of my heart will always hold a special little spot for my very first Valentine.

Happy Trails...Ginger


primitivebettys said...

Oh Ginger.... how touching and sad at the same time. You know, I'm sure he remembered. Boys don't forget girls that touch their heart. :)


Terry said...

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. What a touching story, and so sad that he passed away.
We always remember the ones who captured pieces of our hearts, and I think they remember too.