It’s Valentine’s Day. I told my husband that I didn’t want anything, I didn’t want to do anything. I just wanted a hug and be done with it. I’m not the biggest fan of Hallmark Holidays anyways. Well. It didn’t quite work out that way.
In years before we celebrated Valentine’s days. Nice dinners at home (because I hate going out on V-day,) one year he got me a gorgeous bracelet. During our long distance time together (apart?) I got us a matching set of Bluetooth earbuds to make our super long phone calls a little easier. Regardless, neither of us are big on giving or receiving gifts. We do it, but that isn’t either of our love languages.
Neither of us could seemingly resist though. He brought me lunch at work. (It was Taco Time…. Canada’s version of Taco Bell. I’m sure he’s regretting it now.) It was nice to just spend a little extra time with him. During the afternoon, I couldn’t resist. I sat down and wrote him a letter about how much I appreciate and love him, and I stuck it to a box of Mucinex LOL! On his way home, he got me a beautiful card that really spoke about our relationship and some chocolates. Although we said we weren’t going to do anything, neither of us could help doing at least a little sentiment. He also cooked supper and folded the laundry. I got a huge hug and lots of kisses. Those are the kinds of things that speak to me.
But in reality, we don’t need one particular day to celebrate our love. We do that every day. Every morning we wake up in each others’ arms. We get ready for work together, and he drops me off. We talk most of the day through texts. He picks me up. We cook supper together, do chores together, and I tickle him every night before bed. He hates it. But he always laughs as I exclaim “BUT I HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU!!!!!!” as he groans that he knows. We laugh. We fall asleep cuddled up to each other. And that’s our love. It’s not huge bouquets of flowers on a cold day in February. It’s not showering each other with endless gifts. It’s the day to day mundane things that make us whole.
I’ve never in my life felt as appreciated as I do now. I’m so thankful for the special kind of love that we have. And I’m honored to inspire others with our relationship and give others hope that there is love out there, and that it is worth it. ♥