I am engaged to a guy who is anti-Valentine’s Day. Z believes that you should show the person you’re with you love them everyday not just this particular one.
Of course I agree with him. This time of year people spend tons of money ($17.6 billion this year to be exact) on flowers and chocolates and pricey dinners all because they’re “supposed to.” The things I remember and find the most special are those everyday moments that let me know he’s thinking of me.
Like the time he stopped to get me animal crackers before picking me up from work because he knew I was out of them.
But there’s also the girly side of me. Romance? Love? The color red? I’m all about it!
In fact this time last year I was packing up a “Valentine’s-Extravaganza” care package and sending it straight to Egypt. He can run, but he can’t hide from the holiday!
So how then do you balance the differences in opinion?
Well, I simply know that come February 14th I should not expect something like this:
But the other 364 days of the year I can expect
Date nights at local restaurants.
Grilling, even in the pouring rain.
A constant running buddy.
A handy man with tools.
A travel companion.
And most importantly a never ending supply of the following phrases “thank you”, “you are beautiful”, “I love you.”
Happy Valentine’s Day Z!
Now I want to know…
Do you have any big plans for Valentine’s day? What’s the best Valentine’s gift you ever got?