A Chocolate Lover’s Delight

I know this week we’re talking about the most romantic things we’ve ever seen/experienced.

I’ll get to that. Eventually. What I really wanted to say is that for chocolate lovers, the day after Valentine’s Day is like Christmas. Why? Because all of the chocolates that weren’t sold for sweethearts go on sale. Squee! Um, not that I’ve intentionally gone to the store just to pick up as much chocolate as I can carry or anything. I’ve been tempted, but I manage to curb my urges…most of the time.

Since I’m dieting, walking in the store with all of the aisles of chocolate is like asking me not to talk about Gerard Butler. Yeah. It’s that impossible! Anyway, I suspect I’ll pick up a few pieces of chocolate…Um.

So the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen or heard of happened to my mom. She always talks of this unexpected romantic gesture made by my stepdad before they got married. Now, my stepdad wasn’t anyone’s idea of a romantic. He was a truck driver and a country boy. When she was in the hospital after giving birth to my brother, my stepdad bought her a flower arrangement. It was a funeral arrangement, but he said they were flowers, so what did it matter?

Yet before the baby and before the wedding, he did something surprisingly sweet. He took Mom with him on one of his trips and they were driving to a rig out in the swamp. My mom admired the water lilies and may have wished she could have one. He promptly pulled his rig over, got out of the truck and waded through the marsh to get her a water-lily.

Yes, this is the man who thought a funeral arrangement was a good idea for his baby’s birth. This is a man who couldn’t swim despite being in the Navy, but he braved the water and alligators and snakes to get his lady-love a water-lily.

I always thought it was the sweetest, most adorable gesture coming from a man I knew who didn’t have a romantic bone in his body. I suppose it just goes to show that even though you know someone well, they can constantly surprise you.

Now, if you don’t mind, I have chocolate to buy 😉


About danicaavet

Danica Avet lives and writes in the wilds of South Louisiana. Unmarried with no children, she's the proud pet of two cats and a dog. With a BA in History, she decided there were enough fry cooks in the world and tried her hand at writing. Danica loves losing herself in the antics of her characters and blushes more often than not at the things they do. She likes to define her work as paranormal romance with a touch of Cajun spice, but most times her characters turn the notch up to "five-alarm fire"!
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14 Responses to A Chocolate Lover’s Delight

  1. Lynn Rush says:

    NICE! That is romantic!!! 🙂


  2. Daisy Harris says:


    That is so sweet!

    Hope you’re week was rockin’! D


  3. What a lovely gesture!! And I love the funeral arrangement faux pas– Just too funny!! Grateful that the baby was delivered safely with those waiting for him! LOL!


  4. jeff7salter says:

    From what I can gather, that quote “didn’t have a clue … but he had great intentions” is the way most women (though not all) view most men (though not all).
    The question is: do we get ‘points’ for our good intentions … even when we miss the mark on the particulars?
    I remember the time I was buying mother’s day corsages for my wife and mom and mom-in-law. While I was ‘doing’ flowers, I thought I’d get one for my teen-aged daughter … you know, to let her feel kind of grown-up.
    When my MIL saw I’d selected a white corsage fro my daughter, she gasped, “Jeff got Julie a white Mother’s day corsage?”
    My wife tried to shush her, “He didn’t know.”
    Later, I inquired: “What’s wrong with white flowers?”
    She explained: “On Mother’s day it means your mother has already passed away.”
    Guess I missed that one.


    • danicaavet says:

      Jeff, I think that was a sweet thought! And I wouldn’t have known about the white corsage thing either. I’m so not a corsage person. The only reason we knew my stepdad sent a funeral arrangement was that it said something like “our sympathies on your loss”. Now, he might’ve meant “I’m sorry for the loss of your figure for bringing my huge child into the world” but I doubt it, lol. (My brother was 11 pounds 15 ounces and 23″ long when he was born)


    • Jeff- see, I wouldn’t have known that either but being as white flowers of any sort are my favorite, I’d have loved you forever – and I’m sure your daughter thought you were being such a great dad!


  5. danicaavet says:

    LOL, thanks, Jillian.


  6. Jill W says:

    What a sweet story. 🙂 So, what kind of chocolate did you buy? M&M’s are my favorite. 🙂


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