Thursday, February 11, 2016

Grateful for Love

Valentines' Day is nearly upon us!

Of all the holidays, this is the one that I believe puts
the most pressure on relationships..... Woe be the boyfriend who messes up this day.

I recall when I was in high school, some girls would actually have flowers delivered and put on display in the office window on Valentines day. Kind of a smear in the rest of our faces.... I 'm sure the boyfriends were also rewarded for their good deed....  ((cough) ...sluts)

When my husband and I first got married I used to get hurt if he didn't remember Valentines day. I mean it was ridiculous... he was out working for me to stay home with our kids and I didn't see his sacrifice as one huge token of love.. Real love is someone really caring if you're happy...
I think back to those times with shame.
 I was immature and society makes a big deal out of "getting" something.

Happily now... as a seasoned woman, I recognize the day for the both of us... I cook, which I know means a lot to him, and usually bake something for the whole family.  I know I am loved.. Even without a dozen roses... I have the rose bush he planted for me... it's  expressed in so many way..
It's corny, but really, every day is Valentines Day!

I'm so grateful to be loved! and to love in return.

In case you're interested in the history of the day here is a link.. it's actually pretty interesting

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