You can save the chocolate, long stemmed roses, even the sparkly jewelry. All I want for
Valentine’s Day (No it’s not my two front teeth), is a sign from my parents that I can’t miss.
The Bible says, “Ask and you shall receive.” I’m going to trust those words and ask
for a big sign this year. Usually their signs are unmistakable, but not huge.
By huge I mean a biplane flying over St Pete Beach with a banner that reads,
“Hi Anne, It’s Mom and Dad. Keep your eyes open for more.”
Now THAT would be huge. Or maybe I might find a letter from one of them
unexpectedly. Or maybe I’ll go buy a strawberry shortcake and when I get to the
register, the gal will say, “Oh someone named Bette and Jimmy paid for
you already.” How fun would that be?
Well, I can’t wait to see what happens in a few days. My Dad is probably scratching his
head and asking, “Bette, why does she need these crazy sign things?”
My Mom would answer, “She gets it from your side of the family, Jimmy. Get busy and start
on her request. And you better make it a big one!” Mom knows things.
The following afternoon Scott and I were at a Nissan dealership looking at cars.
There must have been ten TV’s in the showroom. I happen to glance up and on four screens there
was a bi-plane pulling an advertisement flag. It was so windy, I couldn’t read the words,
but if I know my parents, I’m sure it must have read, “Is this big enough for you, Anne?”
Happy Valentine’s Day!