valentine’s day.

I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. I always found it to be unnecessary. Aren’t we supposed to tell our significant other how much we love them every day? Why is there so much hype attached to one. single. day. February 14th.

I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day, until this year. Why, you may ask, the sudden change of heart? Is it because I got married? Probably. I mean, let’s be honest, I’m still head deep in the ‘honeymoon’ stage of my marriage, of course I’m going to be excited for Valentine’s Day.

But there’s another reason.

I’ve been thinking about it and I’ve concluded that there is a significance to the ‘single day of hype’. Stay with me. Yes, we should tell our loved ones that we love them everyday but why not a special day to celebrate love? A day of reflection. Why did I fall in love with this person? A ‘let me count the ways’ kind of thing. Even now, as I sit here typing, I’m overjoyed by my relationship with Marty. He’s a blessing. I want to celebrate that. Sometimes in the chaos of life, we need to sit back and reflect on these feelings.

Now for my Valentine’s Day…

I woke up early this morning and made heart-shaped pancakes for Marty (or so I tried). I sliced some strawberries into hearts as well.

He headed off to work around 6AM and I left for class around 8AM. As I opened the door to my car, I saw a large box sitting in the drivers seat. I opened it and inside was a sonnet by Shakespeare and a new dress from Anthropologie. thank you marty. I was so surprised. I didn’t think we were celebrating until tomorrow evening (we have our bible study tonight).

I just finished baking cookies for group tonight – peanut butter cookies with a chocolate heart center and iced sugar cookies with candy hearts. I have to admit, I didn’t make the dough from scratch and I think they would’ve turned out better if I had. Oh well, what can you do.

Hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. What did you do to celebrate?

One thought on “valentine’s day.

  1. Diane – I just read your Valentine blog. It brought a tear to my eye. Your depth and expression are so great. I think you are a wonderful writer. I am also so happy for you and Marty. Also your recipes sound great and your new dress is very pretty. You will look wonderful in it. Love you. Aunt Elaine

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