Another confession: I love Valentine's Day now that I am married. I hated it when I was single. All my relationships prior to my husband, and there weren't many, never fell over February. Each year the day would pass. Each year I would get cards from my parents. From friends. From students. Our group of women would get together and celebrate our bitterness. We were left out and we did not like it. I enviously watched other girls recieve flowers and presents and were wisked away for a night on the town. I wanted to be one of those girls; someone cherished and adored and wisked away.
When I got engaged at the end of January and looked forward into the next month and spied the big Valentine's Day on the calendar...I was excited. My first holiday with a boyfriend, a fiance no less. I had the diamond and I was looking forward to all the things I had been missing before. This year was my year. My year to make up for all the other years that I had sat on the couch watching You've got Mail ( I love Tom Hanks).
You might think I am building all this up, and then nothing happened. That was not the case. My day was wonderful! My sweetie had things delivered to me all day...breakfast, a cd, some flowers, a book and then met me later for dinner. There was a card and poem with each gift and I was touched with how much work Charlie put in to it. It was an amazing day.
Valentine's Day isn't the same for everyone, I know. Some think it is cheesy, and maybe it is. Others might call it created by Hallmark, and it could be. All I know is that my husband knows me, and knows what my heart longs for...sap. I am so sappy and I am blessed that he gets it and goes along with it.
I look around sometimes and think I am a woman with nothing to contribute, nothing to offer. But I offered this man my heart and he takes good care of it. I think I need harps playing in the background here, huh?
I would be curious to know if anyone else feels strongly about the 14th. Anyone have any special traditions they would like to share (PG, of course)? Comment away, my friends. Even if you hate the day, I would like to hear that too.
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