Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Those of you who have been around here for a while know that I love Valentine’s Day. I’m kind of a helpless romantic anyway, so this holiday gives me free reign to plan a thoughtful date night and gift for Brian.
Brian and I were older whenever we met and got married (27 and 31) so we know how it feels to spend Valentine’s Day alone. It’s lonely and leaves you feeling so left out. I think that this is part of the reason that we love Valentine’s Day so much. We are celebrating the fact that we finally found each other more than anything else.
But you know what?
Sometimes, I feel like we are in the minority whenever it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Lot’s of people are fine with skipping the day and don’t take the time do anything special with their spouse. These people believe that it’s better to spread out the love and that they don’t need a special, designated day to celebrate their love.
So what are we going to do?
Do we make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day or should we just kiss our husbands and then live in such a way that they know how deeply they are cherished?
I believe that we can and should do both.
If you are married, then you need to show your husband that he is loved every single day. I’ve written a little bit about this here and here. I do this every time that I put down my laptop (because I write all the time) and listen to how his day was. I show him that he is loved every time that I forgive him instead of picking a fight and in the way that I cook is food every day and make sure he has a clean shirt to wear every day. We don’t need big, showy flowers, and elegant boxes of chocolate to prove that we love each other. Just spend an evening with us and you’ll see.
But I also believe that we should celebrate on Valentine’s Day. As I mentioned before, we have both spent more Valentine’s Days alone than together. Whenever I was single I tried ignoring the day, having a girls night out, watching I Hate Valentine’s Day on repeat, and eating lots of ice cream. But nothing could change the fact that I was alone at the end of the night. Valentine’s Day stinks whenever you are single. But knowing how it is to be without Brian makes celebrating our love so much sweeter. I am so lucky to have my husband and I will never take him for granted.
So, tomorrow you won’t find me spending much time on the blog, Facebook, or Pinterest. I have more important things to do. I’ll be out with my husband celebrating the end of singleness and the blessings of finally finding our happily ever after.