As I sat at my dining room table yesterday eating dinner in the comfort of my own home, I began to feel how very blessed I am. With our son sitting next to us and the girls watching t.v. we are truly blessed. Now, these are rare moments and naturally the girls began to fight but still for a split second, I felt blessed.
We don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day due to the fact that our anniversary is a month later. But honestly, the big displays of romance are not what make us a couple nor is it how my husband chooses to show me he loves me. This is quite honestly been quite frustrating for me in our relationship in those early years of marriage. Especially after we began to have kids. I was all like what do you mean you didn’t buy me a present or plan a trip for us!
Now that I am a bit older I can appreciate what he does for me on a daily basis. It is in the way he helps with the kids. When I am at home I rarely sit still and sometimes the kids want to cuddle. He is just as content to cuddle with them. It is in the way he put my glasses in my car the other night. You see I was going to have dinner with a friend who lives an hour away and I’m blind as a bat without my glasses while driving at night. He knows me so well that he knew I would forget to grab them and wanted to make my safety a priority. It is In the way he had all three kids asleep in their beds that night so I could just relax when I did get home.
This Valentine’s he had to work as usual and then when her came home I made dinner. The kids gave me the best present of all by being well-behaved most of the day and even helped me by cleaning their room! No really I had to check their foreheads because I was sure they had delirium from fever or something. Our children rarely say I love you, but the peaceful day was enough of an I love you for me!
He continued to clean while I made chicken parmesan and olive garden bread sticks! that’s right ladies, my husband takes the bread sticks to olive garden so I can have them whenever I want! I even use their recipe and they taste just the same. Dinner tasted great and little man ate the bread sticks. Then it was time to put all the kids to bed and watch a movie. It was peaceful and relaxing. There was no grand gesture, although I did get flowers and chocolates but you know what? When the early stages of love and all the excitement leave you have just that. pure simple love. I hope you all enjoyed your valentine’s Day!