Larry & Esther Huff – Dec 1973 to Feb 2010
What does Valentine’s Day mean to me?
I just love Valentine’s Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays! It’s a day to show how much you love your special some one (loves ones); how much they mean to you.
I personally don’t think Valentine’s Day is just for couples. I include showing my children and grand children how important and loved they are too. Now when it comes to my husband, this other person comes out of me. I get all mushy, giggly and very romantic-minded, like I’m 16 again. I know that must sound so silly, but that’s what happens to me each Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to wake up & see how the day will go. What does he have in store for us, this special day?
The thing is, he’s rarely been the romantic type of man. If we have plans out, it’s because I have preplanned our day. See, I learned a long time ago, that if I want something to happen, I’d have to make sure it did. Please!! Don’t mistake this for whining or complaining. It’s quite the contrary. My point is, I know somewhere in that brain of his, he had passing thoughts like, “I could take her to dinner, buy her some flowers or should I buy her a gift?” But for my husband to put that thought in action, well let’s just say, it rarely goes any further than a thought. So instead of me getting all down and walking around sulking, I just make the plans and arrangements. This way we both get something from this. I get to go out with the most wonderful, loving husband, and he gets to believe it was his idea. It works for us!
This Valentine’s Day would turn out to be different. My sweet husband put his thoughts into action. He held me in his arms and said, “I love you!” Those words meant more to me than he’ll ever know. Because when he looked into my eyes and held me so close, I felt his love for me. He made me feel like 16 all over again. Then he did one more thing that stole my heart. He had bought me 20 ruby red roses. Let me explain why this is was so special. You see, I can count on one hand how many times my sweet husband has bought me roses, in 36 years. Four times. Today became five. I know if he made this much of an effort, I truely feel loved! By the way, I still have the first rose he ever gave me. It’s pressed between two pages of our wedding album. Today I get to add one more rose to the collection.
On Valentine’s Day,
I’m thinking about
the special ways
you have made my life better,
the little things,
the not-so-little things…
the way you always listen
and pay attention to me.
You make my world
brighter and richer.
You’re a gift to me,
and I thank you
for being you.
Valentine’s Day means to me, SHOWING those “you” love how much you love them.
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?