Yes, I’m making the obligatory Valentine’s Day post.
If you write a blog about marriage & relationships, I suppose you can’t let the magical day-of-love pass you by without acknowledging it.
Valentine’s Day is not however, celebrated in our house in the most traditional way. I do like the concept of the day.. to remind you to show appreciation to the one you love. I think that many of us simply don’t take the proper amount of time to do this throughout the year. We are too busy bickering about vacuuming, laundry & empty soda cans.
At our house, you will not find huge bouquets of flowers, no boxes of chocolates, no sprinkled rose petals or glowing candlelight. If you’re a regular reader you probably have a generalized impression of hubby and you know that the “romance” in our lives doesn’t come in a traditional package.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t like to hold hands or cuddle on the couch but let’s just say, that the candles we have in our bedroom have never been lit and our whirlpool bathtub has only been used like 3 times since we’ve lived in this house (which by the way.. is years). So, on Valentine’s Day we don’t miraculously become different people and all of a sudden become all mushy-gushy.
I even mentioned to hubby that he could surprise me with a romantic evening with soft music and candlelight and all I got in response was a snort and a change of topic. Normally we use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to have a date night and enjoy a good meal at a new restaurant. We don’t exchange presents and the day generally passes just like most others.
So yesterday, our day started like most others but with a few tiny twists… I surprised hubby with Boston Crème donuts for breakfast (his favorite) and he did indeed surprise me with some flowers. We then went out for an amazing dinner together. It was a very sweet and enjoyable evening.
One thing that we do normally do is exchange cards. I absolutely love to buy cards for people. I’ll spend hours looking at cards, I’ll travel to multiple stores to find just-the-right-one and I take a lot of pride in always finding the perfect card. But this year, I think the prize may go to hubby. He found a Valentine’s Day card that was seemingly custom made for us.
It was so perfect that I’d like to share it with you.
(notice that the character on the card – much like hubby – is a little crazy and is standing on his head)
And there you have it.. Hubby found a card that captures our lives and conveys the message that we are truly made for each other. Our lives may be filled with miscommunication (or lack of communication), dirty laundry, over-sized tvs, and cleaning battles but, at the root of it all, is an understanding of each other and laughter. Without which we’d probably have killed each other long ago!
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s Day this past weekend. And, if you have a great story about your day and/or gifts you gave/received please feel free to share!