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As they rode through the streets they could see that places were starting to close. They had landed an hour late and were exhausted from the turbulent plane ride. Sally leaned into Bill, resting her head on his shoulder.
“How much do you love me?” she asked.
“More than you know,” Bill said.
Her eyes felt heavy and she wasn’t sure she could stay awake the whole ride to the hotel. The taxi came to an abrupt stop and she jolted awake. The driver looked at the two in the rear view mirror and apologized saying someone stepped out from between two cars. Sally was about to lean her head back onto Bill’s shoulder when she saw the heart. The building across the river had a heart lit on the side of it.
“Bill, look at that!” Sally said excitedly. “Imagine if that was where we were staying.”
Bill didn’t want to spoil the surprise so he took a deep breath to make his voice sound as natural as possible. “I think that would have been lovely. We can see which hotel that is tomorrow while we sightsee.”
Sally laid her head down and fell into a light sleep. When she awoke she was under a hotel awning being gently led out of the car. She walked quietly next to Bill to the elevator and up to their room. Bill opened the door and told Sally to head in.
When Sally went in the door she was shocked. The entire room glowed red! What was going on? Then suddenly she smiled and turned to Bill. “We are at that hotel aren’t we?” she asked.
Bill nodded. “I guess we have one of the rooms that is holding part of the heart!”
Bill had wanted to surprise Sally and he certainly did. She was happy until she tried going back to sleep and couldn’t because of the red glow in the room. She didn’t want to complain though. She knew Bill had done this for her to show his love. She appreciated his effort and figured when she was tired enough she would fall asleep red glow and all.
Bill and Sally woke the next morning fully rested and started off on their sightseeing adventure.
From the waves on the ocean
to the bottom of the sea
I long to feel your strong arms
wrapped around me.
You fill my heart with joy
by showing me your love
I’m thankful that I have you
I thank the God above.
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