To be honest, I've never loved Valentine's Day. I remember many V-Days being very awkward for me when I was younger. I cared so much about the gifts and the actual plan for the day, and I always made it bigger than it needed to be. I even carried that mentality into the beginning of my marriage. Jake and I had an "interesting" Valentine's Day our first year. I expected a nice night out on the town, a beautiful hand-made card, my favorite chocolates, and then of course, end the celebration with an amazing night together (wink wink.) Jake expected to do homework, watch tv together, and then go to bed. Well, we obviously had not figured out how to communicate very well at that point. I figured he could read my mind... he couldn't. I had made a card for him but when I realized he didn't get me anything, I ripped it up and threw it in the trash. That night was a cold one. We ignored each other and went to bed hurt and angry. To say the least, I learned a lot from that day. I'm glad we have grown up a little in the past 7 years. My expectations are not so high and I have learned that our love is constant, with or without flowers.
I thought it would be fun though to write a Blog Valentine for my sweetheart. He's my best friend and my love for him grows deeper and stronger each day. He loves me for me. Yes, the lbs. have come on (and off and on), a loss of some hair has occurred to some degree, the kids keep coming, the chaos keeps growing, and yet, we are happier than we have ever been. Laughter and love fill our home and that's all I could ask for. We are so blessed.
I love you, Jake. Thanks for choosing me. I really am the lucky one, to have you by my side for eternity.
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