I didn't post anything on Valentine's Day, so this is my heart day post.
The manly man and i aren't particularly big heart day people. I mean to say that we love each other deeply all year round, and Valentine's day doesn't get a lot of extra attention.
Birthdays and holidays are similar. At Christmas, we mostly buy for everyone else - not so much for each other. And on our birthdays and anniversary (which are three days in a row), we celebrate the most - basically by being together. Sometimes we do something special. In '09, we bought a house - decided that was going to get us through Christmas and few other things. Some years, we spend an exorbitant amount of money on a nice dinner - or maybe just Denny's and a movie.
This year, we were in the saving-money-way at Valentine's time, so there were no big to-do's about the holiday. But i'll tell you what i told my husband. A sincere loving conversation about how much we mean to each other means more to me than chocolate or roses or whatever. And i was right. It was. The security and comfort of knowing my husband thinks as much of me as i do him - would be as lost without me as i would be without him - loves me more than anything and holds our marriage as a sacred bond - is truly priceless.
And then we had pork chops.....in our house that we bought together......with puppies in the corner, chickens in the coop, and a noisy cat meowing by the food bowl.
It doesn't get THAT much better than this. Well, it might, but this is pretty good!