**You may have noticed that I have the beginnings of a blogroll now, thanks to the wonderful Craziequeen....but the mistakes you see are mine and hopefully they will be corrected, in short order...again, with the help of the kind and generous CQ....Keep a light burning in the window**
***Update, My Darlings: Finally, Finally...every link now works on this blogrolly thingy, as of 8:23pm. (February 13th, 2006) Los Angeles time...I had made some very stupid mistakes and NOW, they are ALL fixed....so, when I add some more, I'm going to try...Operative word...TRY, to watch my dislexisness more carefully. But, I am thrilled beyond words that I now have something over there on the side....Many people tried to help me...Aginoth, who tried so very hard...janelovestarzan who tried, too....and I thank them both for 'trying', beyond the call of duty...But, ultimately it was the fantastic, fabulous most wonderful Craziequeen, that broke-the-code of the problem, (and there was a major problem) and fixed it...how she knows how to do this--I will never never know...and I want to thank her with all of my heart for knowing. Hooray for Craziequeen! So....enjoy my blogrolly thingy....I know I will, more than I can say.***
That was a romantic story. Have you heard from Hugh ever since? Do you know how he is now? Didn't you even try to find out? Maybe it was not that he forgot about your relationship, it was because you went to another place without telling him.
wow! have you considered writing and publishing a memoir? you have some incredibly interesting life stories to share!
i plan to post about a valentine's experience or two for tomorrow's post. maybe you'll stop by.
have a wonderful day!
arrrrghhhh..........i keep forgetting to say "michele sent me" so just so you know... michele sent me! *grin*
Oh what a story! Now I've had my cry for the morning...how sweet and sad all at the same time.
Thank you so much for your stories-I LOVE them!
Found you at Kenju's and elsewhere and I love it here.
The early loves mean so much and shape us for the later ones. How wonderful that yours left you such a treasured memory.
loved this post! happy valentine's my dear naomi! :)
Oh what a wonderful post! *sniff* (tears). Ah, the joy and heartbreak of young love.
What a sad and lovely story all at the same time. Young love hurts so much at the time, but we never really know what we're in for later. Thank you for sharing.
Michele sent me! All the best.
Bittersweet I think is the perfect word for that story. Thank you for sharing it! And I think you are not the only one to have woken up during an operation. I did that, too, when I was four!
That's such a sweet story, although what a precocious 9 year old you must have been:-) I'm amazed he even thought to send you a valentine gift, what a sweetie.
I wonder, is it easier to have your heart broken for the first time when you are still just a child, or when you are older & have put more into the relationship, but have eperienced more too?
Aggie & I don't do Valentines, so tomorrow won't be any different for me, but I know it's the make/break of many a realtionship.
A romantic story indeed.
I have a post up on leaving a secret Valentine's wish for someone who you care about, but cannot express your thoughts either because of loss, circumstance or distance.
Happy Valentine's Day to you!!
What a lovely story :-) One's first love is always so poignant.......
MB and I exchange cards on Valentine's Day, which are then put up in the bedroom for all year round. Something we started when he was travelling with his work.
Problem in links identified and cured - and will be visible once blogger agrees to republish!
What a sweet story, I don't have any Valentines day stories simply because until about 20 years ago Valentines day was not celebrated here at all, it is not something anyone over 20 really grew up with lol.
It was only something we saw on TV, actually I just realised TODAY IS Valentines day here, we don't do anything as you may have gathered lol.
You really should write a book you know :)
( I have pictures up today , nothing exciting though lol)
What a beautiful and romantic story, Naomi. I agree with Jac, would be great if you write and publish your memories!
Naomi, you write so well!
Very sweet story...and well told. I must have been a late bloomer. I didn't fall into any kind of love until I was 13.
I loved your comments on my site today. Thanks!
Naomi, thanks for adding me to your new blogroll. If I can ever figure out how to do it - you will be on mine as well.
We all had our Hugh's, didn't we? Just a part of growing up, I suppose. You should look him up now!
WOW! Your blog looks absolutely stunning Naomi. And that story, what a tear jerker & to learn about love at such a young age. I'm glad your blogroll is up!
Boy, I'd give anything for some chocolates right now!
What a lovely story and you write in such a unique way! Happy Valentine's Day to you, dear Naomi! Have you ever heard from Hugh? I grew up without Valentine's and so did Mr. Mar so we don't officially celebrate this day. Have a happy one! and congrats on your blogroll, cq is a pro!
and I see my name included! thanks so much :D
I'm sending you a special chocolate kiss. Enjoy a sweet Valentine's Day, and thanks for a sweet story...
Here from Michele
Hi Naomi, me again!
Your brogoll are great, so many interesting and beautiful links.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for make the link with my blog. I am grateful to you for doing this nice kindness!
Just now I read again this lovely post and I am curious too, like Mar: "Have you ever heard from Hugh?" Would be great if you tell to us someday, another LOVE STORY! (((Hugs)))
I agree with what other's have said, you could write a fantastic book!
What a lovely story and what a fitting day to share it :)
Happy Valentine's day! I hope that you blogroll me. You are on my blogroll ! :)
What a great story Naomi! Kissing and necking at 9 years old...wow! At that age I still thought they were creepy! :)
That was so sweet that he sent the candy to you. How very thoughtful of him and it came at just the time you needed it so. Sweet, sweet story!!
So glad you got the links up. Thanks for linking me! I had a terrible time learning how to do that. Talk about trial and error!
Have a great Valentine's Day!!!
Your posts always make me sigh with delight and smile with wonder. Thank you for that.
Hugs, to you, today, and every day.
That V-Day is so memorable because, I think, you had been through so much trauma at such a young age, and that box of chocolates was like a beacon of hope & love in the midst of a lot of pain.
I think of V-Day as a day of love, not just sweetheart love. I still get my kids little stuffed animals & candy & cards, and I send cards (or e-cards this year) to my loved ones. My Hubby gets the special treatment, of course.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
May you love and be loved by many.
What a great story, except for you being so ill, of course.
Yay! YOu learned how to blogroll!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
N, happy Valentines Day!
That is such a dear story about childhood loves, and how even at a young age the heartbreak of losing love can give a memory that one never forgets. Your story was wonderful. You must tell us more about your childhood. You absolutely must!
Happy Valentine's Day...
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah so nice..
I love reading the stories...
and your images are of my favorite part of my california world
Oh and the other Michele sent me...
Oh man, that sickness thing is terrifying. I woke up during surgery once, but it was only mouth surgery. Even still, I became aware of someone saying, "Oh, she's coming out early! Amanda, we're not done yet so you need to stay still. Just keep calm. I swear we're almost done." Its scary to be at the mercy of someone else like that.
(Michele sent me. I keep forgetting that part)
Well, my comment will come about a year late - I found this post via your link on Valentine's Day 2007 - but I just had to leave a comment and say what a beautiful post!!!
Isn't it funny how adults think that children can't experience romantic love, but it's not true! My first boyfriend was when I was about 8 - he came up and kissed me on the cheek one day as we were lined up for assembly - in front of the whole school - which really meant something! We used to kiss too - we even promised each other we would get married when we grew up! His name was David and he wore thick rimmed glasses! :)
I often wonder what happened to him - do you know what happened to your Hugh? Is he still around? Do you know what became of him?
Anyway, a wonderful post and it really shows how the so-called 'little' things can make a lifetime of difference.
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