I remember my very first Valentine’s Day date with Hubby. We had known each other for 2 weeks. Hubby told me that he was going to take me out for dinner, somewhere I had never been to. For me, that wasn’t hard as I wasn’t the type to go out to fancy restaurants.
We get to this place in Ottawa, on Bank ST. It was a small but very quaint place. The lights were dimmed, the tables were decorated with hearts on the table, and roses in vases. I was blown away.
The waiter brings us to the table, and the first thing I noticed where all the silverware, the many glasses and plated just for the two of us.
I look up to Hubby with a lump in my throat and tell him: “I have no idea what to use when? What am I going to do with all these dishes?” He looked at me and smiled. He told me to follow his lead and I did. When had a great meal.
Over the years, we’ve changed our way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. We have made it more about us that how much we spend. Some of my favorite Valentine moments are those where we stayed home, sat in front of the fireplace and had cheese fondue with wine, playing a board game.
Even cards are getting to be so unreasonably expensive. Hubby and I now have a journal that we write notes to each other on occasions when we feel we need some TLC. What is so nice about our journal is that all our ‘cards’ are in one place and we see the progression of our relationship.
Of course, everyone has their own way of showing love to one another. What is your favorite way to be loved and to show love to others?
I’d love to hear your stories. Leave a comment below and I promise to respond to you as well.
Happy Valentine’s Day