Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.
This is one holiday that I have no particular like nor dislike for. I don’t look forward to it… I usually forget about it until the week before. I don’t really WANT or EXPECT anything for Valentine’s day, and am always lovingly surprised when my husband does something wonderful.
This year, he wrote a letter. Yes, ladies and gents, he HAND WROTE a love letter. He left it sitting by the front door, and I read it as soon as I walked in from work. I had a hard time getting to the bottom of the page because I had started crying. Yup, he wrote a whole page about how much he loves me.
Isn’t it funny, though? Just two weeks ago, it was all we could do not to yell at each other every day. We didn’t even want to spend time together if given the choice, because we just kept ending up at odds.
People always say relationships change. I read once that passion is like the tide… it ebbs and flows. The older I get, and the more we go through difficult times together, the more I realize that those things are really true. Yes, there are days when we can’t stand the sight of each other. Yes, there are times when we don’t really seem to want the same things. And yes, there are really moments when the relationship seems in vain and we can’t figure out what we’re doing.
But there are times when things are so wonderful, when all we want is to be together, and the kisses are amazing, and the sex is unbelievable… times when we talk, and cuddle, and never get enough. Those times make everything else so worth it. They make the rest of the days worth putting up with. We find ourselves going out of our way to make the other person happy. Everything just fits.
I love my husband so much today. I love him every day, but today I know that our love can last forever, even though a week ago I questioned it. And days like today will help remind me that even though sometimes things are bad, we will always be okay.