Be mine

Two years ago I spent Valentine’s Day with Danielle at her mom’s house in Southaven.  Very few people knew I had left my home in California– if anyone discovered my absence the consequences would be disastrous– and we carefully orchestrated fake internet postings as to not blow our cover.  Exactly 38 weeks pregnant, I frantically scrambled to find to find a doctor who would perform a mandatory C-section on an uninsured patient from another state whom they’d never met.   Seven days later I gave birth.

Last year I can’t even remember what I did for Valentine’s Day….which is probably for the best.

vdHow did we spend February 14, 2014?  Adam and Tatum celebrated at their respective parties in the morning, playing together and posing for adorable photos in the afternoon.  I worked a nine hour shift.  We all ate entirely too much baked goods.  The end.


He’s the remedy.

Z, you complete me.  I don’t need a ‘holiday’ to remind me how lucky I am to have a man like him.  Every day of the year I feel loved and valued.  My only complaint is that I haven’t seen you in eight days [cue Beatles music].  From this point forward every spare cent we have goes into our cohabitation fund.  The honeymoon’s over– it’s time to get serious about our future plans.  And the plan involves a place of our own.

Penmanship is one of many skills acquired in kindergarten.

Penmanship is one of many skills acquired before first grade.

Adam came home with a bag of valentines from the other kids in his kindergarten class.  Hats off to the dude who picked Star Wars cards.  It doesn’t get much cooler than a mini glow stick doubling as a light saber.  Virtually everyone opted for the traditional tear off card which don’t leave much room for personalization.  However, a very special girl wrote “we are buddy” in the top left hand corner of his valentine.  More on this later….

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,



About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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2 Responses to Be mine

  1. Dallas says:

    Amazing blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a
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    • Thank you for reading, Dallas. The only advice I can give you is write what you know– your thoughts & feelings, passions, and knowledge– or any and all of the above. Share your voice in the way you best see fit.

      I’d suggest using a free platform such as WordPress. It’s perfect for newbies and beyond and I am very happy with it. Best of luck!

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