19 February 2014

Simply a moment- February

It's a Friday and my train has finally arrived at a grey platform in the fine February drizzle.
The boy and I are walking back towards his house and i'm weary from a long week at uni but oh so happy to be side by side with him again. 

He pushes open the front door and I can hear chatter and laughter from his housemates in the lounge. 
They grin up at me as I give them a wave. 
He carries my soggy bags into his room. 
There waiting on the bed is a box of chocolates and a box of nice tea.


I'm surprised, not because he isn't romantic but because for me this is just a normal Friday. 
We aren't big on valentines day. For me, the treat was going to see him. 
He's grinning down at my surprise. 
I'm quizzical. 

He looks at me. "I read it in the paper" he said. 
"apparently when women say they don't want anything for valentines they actually secretly do, so I thought I would get you something". 
I laugh. I laugh at his kindness and his sense of humour and the fact that maybe that article was a tiny bit true.

A simple moment but just perfect.

Today I am joining in with Alexa's beautiful meme, "Simply a Moment." Do stop by her blog to read both Alexa's words and other bloggers as they record their moments. 

16 comments:

Nathalie said...

:) He's a keeper all right! Your sweet moment put a smile on my face even on a rough day.

scrappyjacky said...

What a truly lovely moment,Abi...and such a lovely thought.

Miriam said...

Oh Abi, how beautiful, what a really lovely gentle moment to share with us, thank you x

alexa said...

A beautifully tender moment, evocatively told, and what a lovely young man :). Definitely one to hold on to, Abi! I am touched that despite your hectic week and your long journey, you have taken the time to share this with us on your precious weekend - thank-you so much for joining in again this month. Now, off you go and enjoy yourself!

Amy said...

He's a good boy!

And, I am echoing Alexa - get outta here and have a good time!

Julie Kirk said...

A lovely moment Abi. We don't really do Valentine's day [we've been together for *ever*!] but, for some reason, we both gave each other a card this year ... and, while if you'd asked me before, I wouldn't have said I wanted one ... it was lovely to get one!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh definitely a keeper - hope you had a great weekend.

Karen said...

Your photograph of The Boy reflects that thoughtfulness, kindness, and humor---you can see it in his eyes! I'm sure you had a lovely weekend!

Beverly said...

Oh, he is such a sweetheart. I hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend together :)

Lizzie said...

Hang on to that wonderful man and take great care of him. They don't make them all like that - you've been lucky enough to find one of the rare and special ones (as have I - after a few mistakes!). And I think he could say the same about you too. X

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Your boy is a smart one, for sure, and a sweet one at that. I'm so happy to hear he made it a special Valentine's Day for you! xo

Kirsty.A said...

Of course it was true. It's just most men prefer to think it's not!

Ruth said...

How a lovely young man he is! A perfect moment.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A lovely moment which made me smile on a damp and drizzly Friday!

Amanda Graham said...

I know i'm late getting round to commenting on this- but ah so sweet- and so much more worth it when you weren't expecting anything. You are both such sweethearts:)

Sinead said...

Catching up on some posts Abi, and I LOVE this story, it's so sweet and definitely put a smile on my face. You seem so happy together :) xxx