I remember the day like it was yesterday.
It was a cold winter afternoon back in January and I had stopped at Target to get band aids.
On my destination to the aisle where the band aids were I came across a loving display of heart pillows.
They were all big, and soft and heart-like.
I was defintley interested in these big, soft heart pillows because as soon as I saw them I knew they would make a perfect prop for my Valentine photos.
Then I saw the price of $19.95 and I was quickly devastated because there was no way I was going to pay that price for a pillow.
As I was about to stomp my foot and walk away from the display this bright little orange sticker on one of the pink pillows caught my eye.
Could it be?
Was this pillow marked down on clearance?
Could I be that lucky do get the heart pillow of my dream?
Upon further investigation it came to be that the pillow was marked down to $4 and it was being sold as is.
I searched the pillow for any big holes, rips, tears and nothing.
I checked the other pillows and none of them had this pretty orange clearance sticker on them.
I read the sticker again.
$4 as is.
I left Target carrying my band aids and big, pink, soft heart pillow with a huge smile on my face.
I had BIG plans for this pillow
I had thoughts of love scenes and everything for this pillow.
I was going to take amazing Valentine pictures with this pillow.
Best Valentines Pictures EVER I was going to have.
Best Valentines Day post EVER I was going to have.
Today’s’ Valentines Day.
The pillow is still sitting on my bed where I put it the first day I brought it home. (except of course for these pictures)
Don’t get me wrong, I thought about the pillow a lot and I found myself holding it in the middle of the night on more than one occasion.
But it never reached it’s full photo prop potential.
The good news is that along the way the big pink heart pillow found a small red heart pillow friend.
So they can be lonely and potential-less together…………….forever.
Happy Valentines Day to all of our friends and family! I hope you are spending the day with someone you love.
Jen-author of the worst Valentines Day post, ever.