From Angela Todd:
I am writing in response to your current contest. My name is Angela Todd and I am an Army wife. My husband is currently serving in Baghdad and will be away for Valentine's Day this year. I'm not entering this contest for me, I am entering for my brother and his wife.
Since my husband has been gone, they are constantly doing things for me and my children; weekly, if not more, do we get together for some type of family function.
They give up their time and energy to pull me out of my moods and to liven spirits. For Valentine's Day they have been planning on taking me out on a "date" with them. As much as I appreciate this, I would rather spend this evening alone without seeing all of the "happy couples" everywhere. Therefore, for their selflessness and generosity they have shared I would like to nominate my brother, Troy Whitaker, and his wife, Tabetha.
From Amy Good:
I am writing to you on behalf of my mom, Gayle Good. I would like for you to consider her for this contest, let me tell you why. My mom has been a single mother since 1987, raising my brother and me and faced with some very hard times, including living with polio and the restrictions it has placed on her.
She recently found her soul mate and is getting married next Saturday and doesn't have much money, but what she does have, she is trying to pay for a little ceremony for the families and close friends to attend.
They do not have money for a lavish reception or any kind of honeymoon. This would be such a nice little reward for her and him to have a night out without having to worry about the expense of it.
From Brooke Stone:
The reason I feel we would be the best choice is that my husband and I have not had a date since my daughter was born. You see, she was born in September and was born 14 weeks early. She spent 73 days in the NICU at UK Hospital and came home Dec. 4. She has to stay homebound due to the RSV season until April. We drove back and forth to the hospital every day for the 73 days. My husband worked and went up every night after work and I went every day. So, as you can see, we are truly blessed and worn out and would love, love, love to have a night out! Please make me get a babysitter so we can have a wonderful dinner and a movie. Thanks for your consideration.
From Faith & Don Ramey:
We will be celebrating our 36th anniversary on March 9 this year. It has been 36 years of ups and downs, raising our son until his death at the young age of only 30, then raising our granddaughter from birth until now, age 17. I must admit that we are more in love today than ever. We have become best of friends. Thank God for our commitment to each other and to our marriage. I would love to be a "Valentine's Day" couple and not ashamed to profess our love to the world. May we encourage all young couples everywhere to do the same.
From Monica Powell:
My fiance, Capt. James Monroe, and I should be your Valentine's couple because of his proposal. Jim and I had been dating for about nine months when he proposed. He had been planning the proposal for a few months and worked very hard to keep it a secret from me. He had asked me if I wanted to go to the Travis Tritt concert at the Norton Center a few months before. I told him that he was not my favorite but that I did really like some of his songs. He began plotting. He contacted a friend at the Norton Center and was able to get front row seats.
When the night of the concert arrived, I had babysitting issues and we almost were not able to go (or that is what I thought). Once we got the babysitter worked out, we went to dinner and then we were off to the concert.