I’m a strange bird… I think of Valentines Day as the day after.. Yep I even celebrate the day after.. if I could get away with that on other Holidays I would.
I really don’t want anything, an any gift I can think of would not begin to be the equivalent of my feelings maybe that’s why I want to celebrate it the next day. On each holiday it is the spirit I want to celebrate. Not with words but with thoughts, prayers and deeds. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?
Love has nothing to do with flowers, candy or cards. It is only action. Daily action, choices we face every day tell us we love and are loved. That means so much more to me. It’s the look in their eyes, a quick caress, don’t you think that what it’s really all about?
I can not begin to tell you how many time my DH has asked me if I wanted to go fabric shopping. Or how many times he thought a new sewing/quilting machine or accessory was more important than parts for the Mustang he is re-building. He enters my quilt room and praises my accomplishments and yes, even encourages me when I have failures.
Today is the 19th anniversary of the day we started dating.. the day we started learning what it means to love and be loved. I pray you have that in your life the day after Valentines Day and every day!