I've never been a huge Valentine's Day person. I think it's because I always had to count on little gifts and cards from my mom and family instead of expecting any from a guy. But now I've got that guy that girls dream of. He's thoughtful. He's understanding. He's my prince charming. I've come to realize over the years that even though one couple may not be perfect for each other, separately they are perfect for someone out there. This is my perfect. To others he might not have been the prince on the white horse, but he's mine. We click. We mesh. We are the perfect mixture of concord grape spread and organic peanut butter. Well that's my perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Ok, we're like peas and carrots.
Since I've met the hubby I've started to love Valentine's Day. I've started to love flowers. Granted I'm still going to kill them because of my lack of a green thumb, but I still love seeing them waiting for me. I get excited when I see my name on the card. I become like a kid at Christmas time when I open up and see the words he's written inside. It's always short and sweet, but I read the words over and over again, taking in every word as if it could be the last card I'll ever receive. When it comes down to it, what present is greater than the words that come from the heart? I scrapbook it all. I look back on the words and see the progression of our relationship and our love.
I remember when I received flowers for the first time from my hubby— two weeks after we first started dating. The first time I ever had flowers sent to me (other than when my mom would send them to me because she's the greatest!). I walked into my job and thought, "Aww that's so sweet! Who got flowers?" — never in my wildest dreams did I think they were mine! To say the least, the smile never left my face and of course, I cried. He couldn't believe my reaction. I couldn't stop talking about my flowers. I couldn't believe he sent me flowers, just to see me smile.
I never know what to get the hubby for Valentine's Day, so I thought I would write this... Thank you so much for making me believe in love and believe in the power of love. You give me so much hope and so much inspiration on a daily basis. Thank you for being romantic. Thank you for sending me flowers. Thank you for loving me the way you do. And although I'm not a big fan of this movie, I can't say it better— You Complete Me! More Than Anything, I will always love you.