I was hiding Valentine’s booty the other day and warned Rob not to peek.
“I hate Valentine’s,” he said. “Why is there Valentine’s? I wouldn’t participate at all if it weren’t for you.”
… and your insistence that we celebrate every Hallmark X on the calendar … but that was unspoken.
He’s not a curmudgeon about it.
Okay, he is, but he believes that love should be expressed in the moment and not confined to arbitrarily set time periods.
Some of my exuberance stems from the fact that for much of my life, Valentine’s was a holiday I watched others celebrate and now that I have children and husband I am a full participant and it’s awesome. But I really don’t see evil in blocking out time to make an effort to express feelings that – even though they can be spoken and shown anytime – are more often than not lost in the daily rush.
Love is worth a big deal holiday of its own, in my very humble opinion.
There is still a bit of Valentine prep left to do, but in the spirit of spontaneity and dissociating the feelings from the prison of the calendar, I offer a tune.
To my husband, Rob, with much love always and an ocean of appreciation for everything he does for me – which is an awful lot – without any thought for himself.
You rock, Baby. XOXOX