If you’ve been keeping up with the blog over the last week or so, you’ve learned why I won’t dine out on Valentine’s Day (and you entered to win the Olive Garden gift card, too? Go do that, then come back here!). With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought it would be a great time to share my ideal Valentine’s Day celebration.
I don’t want a massage. Though I wouldn’t turn it down.
I don’t want a dozen roses. They die too quickly, and everyone else is getting them.
I don’t want a sparkly bauble. Though I wouldn’t turn one of those down either!
I don’t want a new car. Well, eh, maybe?
What I do want is for my husband to know that he does not have to buy me gifts to show that he loves me. I am so blessed to have a strong marriage and a supportive husband. I don’t need “things” from him to prove that we’re in love.
The Texan shows me that he loves me every day through his actions. The small things like making the bed if he’s the last one to get up in the morning. By putting the lid and the seat down on the toilets. By tossing his dirty laundry in the basket. By facing all of the product labels out to ensure that I can read them (I’m a little Seinfeld-ish.). By surprising me with my favorite bottle of wine after a long day.
And by being an amazing father to The Boy.
I guess I’m living my ideal Valentine’s Day every day. I’m so lucky.
This post was written as part of BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo February 2013 challenge. Today’s prompt was “What is your ideal Valentine’s Day celebration?” Sign ups to participate in this month’s Blog Roll have closed. You can still check out the participating bloggers and the daily prompts. Daily writing prompts can often become a great source of inspiration and encourage you to write about things you haven’t previously explored.