How did this Valentine’s Day compare with Valentine’s days of years past?
Yes, it is Valentine’s late night and I am sitting in my bed reflecting about this day. From start to finish, it was pretty near perfect. Yes, there were a few hiccups like Lily having wet her bed this morning (thank god we have a mattress pad sheet underneath her during the night just in case and that this is truly a rarity), but for the most part I am truly amazed at how utterly lucky and fortunate I am.
See you are the one person, who knows how much I honestly loathe the month of February. When we first met, it was the fact that my family had lost my grandfather indeed on Valentine’s Day. You did so easily help me see the good that did exist in this day from the get go by the way just by being you.
But then, we lost my grandmother over three years ago too at the beginning of February. February is just a bad month and there is now way around it. I swear like clockwork each year, as February indeed draws near my heart aches a bit more and my mood becomes quite dark (even at the beginning of this past week I felt my blood boiling for no good reason!). Try as I may, I can’t help, but feel as Paul McCartney once said, “Down”. And there you are so ready to let me grief a bit, deal with my feelings and catch me all over again, when I am ready to be caught.
And as Valentine’s Day does approach and then is upon us, I can’t help, but not forget how that one day was forever changed my life irrevocably, but then you go and do your magic all over again. You know exactly how to put that smile on my face and make it all better. And guess what? Now so do our kids, too.
I honestly don’t need anything or anyone, but the three of you to make my day complete. And yet, you all not only shower me with your love, but with beautiful gifts, too. I probably don’t always deserve it, but yet you do this anyways with un-abandon.
I always think, we won’t do much for this day, but then like today the phone rings and am asked a simple question like, “Did the mail come?” And, yes it turns out you ordered me the charm you knew secretly I was looking at. Yes, I am a reformed charm-aholic with the likes of Pandora and Trollbeads, but I still like to look occasionally. And apparently I did just that and might have mentioned the charm I liked on my blog. You love me and as much as this blog takes up so much of my free time, you still support me and indeed read my posts.
And, then Emma comes home from pre-school with her first her Valentine’s Day gift for me, a craft that she made with a her smiling face holding a heart that says, “I Love You”. Or the fact that both my girls have smothered me with hugs and kisses and said “Happy Valentine’s Day” about 1,234,567,890 times today. I tell you they make me feel like the luckiest woman to be their mother at times like these.
How I couldn’t help but want to surprise you with a beautiful sappy (yes I know you like funny, but I am in such a sappy mood today) card, with a bag of Ghiradelli Valentine’s Chocolates, and a gift card to Best Buy so you can fulfill your gaming obsession with your PS3. Ok you are a bit addicted, but then again we already mentioned my slight obsession with charms. So, we are even.
And then for the evening, I surprise you with a fajita dinner (one of our favorites), too. You, in turn, walk in from work a bit late (and just when I think the surprise is indeed on you, it is turned back on me) from stopping for roses for me and our girls.
And just when it can’t get any better, we settle in to get our Sheldon fix with the Big Bang Theory.
The perfect end to the perfect Valentine’s Day. I lost my sarcastic humor tonight and it has been replaced with sap (and I know how much you would rather have funny than cheese). Yet, this post is for you Kevin. I love you and until you do something to drive me crazy like having to be right again, because we all know you are never wrong!! Hugs and kisses from your loving, sappy wife in this love letter from me to you!!
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