Personal Writing: The Day Of Surprise
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|Personal Writing: The Day Of Surprise
Personal Writing: The Day of Surprise
“That's so cool!” I exclaimed. In my hand was a Valentines Day card
which folded to make a spaceship. I was in a Hallmark card shop with my father,
looking at cards for the upcoming holiday.
“If I got you that card now, then it wouldn't be a surprise later,” my
father logically stated.
“But it's neat! See, it folds into a spaceship.”
“I'll get it for you but... just act surprised for your mother when you
open the card.”
“Okay dad,” I answered as we walked up to the counter. My father paid
for the card and we left the store.
It was a week before Valentines Day in 1987. I was nine years old and
intensely anxious. Expectation for February 14 had overcome every other thought
I previously had. It might seem funny to some that I held that one day with
such great esteem, but to me it was unlike any other holiday. On Valentines Day
I felt loved by...
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