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Tales From The Cave #5: The Scot


Although the weather can be brutal, February holds a special place in my and the Scot’s hearts. Our first date was on Valentine’s Day. Four years later to the day he got down on one knee in the snow, held out a beautiful diamond ring and asked me to marry him.

Twenty-one more Valentine’s Days passed. Then one night as we were about to race out the door to the Valentine’s Day charity fundraiser I’d been chairing, the Scot said, “Please sit down. I need to tell you something.”

I’ll not lie. My heart stuttered as we settled on the couch. We’d been married a long time and he’d just partnered in a start-up company. Which was in trouble? I braced for the worst. Looking terribly serious, he took my hand and said, “I was going to wait until after the event tonight to tell you this, but thought you should know now.”

My heart did stop then. His gaze had remained on our locked hands. As his thumb brushed over my wedding band he said, “I promised years ago that I’d always let you know how things were going.” He then pulled a black box from his pocket.  

I blinked in disbelief as he slipped a gorgeous diamond bracelet onto my wrist.  He grinned as he said, “I just thought you should know that I love you as much today as I did when I asked you to marry me.” 

He then kissed me soundly.

And people wonder why I write romance? 

Does Valentine’s Day hold any special memories for you?

8 comments | Add a New Comment
1. Scottish Angel | February 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM EST

That my friend is why we need someone with Scottish blood in our life.

2. Sandy Blair | February 14, 2013 at 09:12 AM EST

You're right Scottish Angel. So very right. And thanks for dropping by.

3. Michele Oleksiak | February 14, 2013 at 09:39 AM EST

I love Ms. Blair's work, I have all her books. My favorite being \"A Man in a Kilt\" (newly re-released as \"The Laird\"). The humor and romance in her books is a great combination and make you want to read them over and over again. I sure that everyone who buys her books will feel the same way. All I can say is that I can't wait for her next book release.

4. Carol Woodruff | February 14, 2013 at 03:54 PM EST

Love your new website. Also, can't wait to read your new book. I love a good Scottish historical romance.

5. Suzy | February 14, 2013 at 07:39 PM EST

After 29 years of wedded bliss, I am just grateful to have my man with me each Valentine's sickness, health and beyond.

6. Sandy | February 16, 2013 at 08:10 AM EST

Hi Michele: Thanks ever so much for the kind words! You're so sweet!!

Hi Carol: Thanks for dropping by! I'm so pleased you like the site's new look.

Hi Suzy: May you and your lovely man have many more great years ahead.

7. Bullrem | February 23, 2013 at 11:20 PM EST

Sandy, after your Valentine stories, I have NO WHERE to go. I thought my hubby was a little bit romantic, but Scot has it hands down. I must admit, I might have lightly hit him on the shoulder for scaring me with all the thoughts that would have rolled around before the little black box came out. haa haa And then I might have forgotten the charity event.... LOL

After 30 plus years, I considered my self lucky this year to receive the sweetest card ever. The printed part was very nice and touching. Then hubby wrote this: I looked at a lot of cards today. This one cost a little more than most, but I thought it best described you. Thank you for always being here for me and all you do. Be my Valentine now and always. I love you.

The card cost $7.50 and yes, for us, that is a high priced card - That I LOVE very much and I have put it up to save. The only thing to top that now, would be to win the February contest.....

ThanSandy Snday for the new series and this contest. Helen in Ark.

8. Bullrem | February 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM EST

Sorry about the jumbled last sentence. Spell check on steroids. It was suppose to be: Thank you Sandy for the new series and for this contest. Helen in Ark.

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