Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 14th

Really, a day like any other day. But, someone decided to take a day from a historical perspective, and create this day for one to tell another of their love and devotion.

I have truly been blessed with a woman who tries so hard to make sure we do not go all crazy with flowers ("They die anyways") or shower each other with gifts (This year we both looked at each other and said "Lets buy the best coffee travel mugs we can get for each other", so, we did research and found a Thermos model and shopped Ebay together)...

But how blessed?

From that first day we saw each other, as we decided to meet halfway at a restaurant after exchanging emails and phone calls. From that day that we both thought we were silly for using an Internet dating service, and believed "This is crazy...no one meets over the Internet"...
To the moment when you drove up, stepped out of your car, and I saw that sparkle in your eye. That girlish smile of that beautiful woman who stayed close to me as we talked... enamored me...
Through the time we dated, and learned of the many differences yet commanalities we shared..

You were country, I was rock and roll...

Our love grew.

But, through those moments, we also thought this was not what we wanted...you were unsure due to previous relationships, as it was the same for me..

Until that day that my eyes were opened after an almost fatal car crash...

From that special "country" marriage, where you were barefoot. I wore simple sandals...you had flowers in your hair. We were in an empty country church, a relic of the past, now but a seasonal tourists spot, hidden away in the trees. A small affair with but a few of your friends, who became my friends (as I was a thousand miles away from my home)...
And this became my home, and my family.
After so many years, ones feelings may change, yet every day is like a honeymoon to me...I never know what to expect as you always surprise me..
And when you look at me and tell me you love me, it is not due to We Must say it, but because WE DO feel it.

I love you more now than I ever have, or maybe ever will...

But, then tomorrow will come, this little day of February 14th will be over and I will think all of these things again, because a Hallmark holiday is not the only day I wish to say....

I love you with all that I am and all that I will ever be.

But, Happy Valentines Day anyways................
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And with that interlude.....

Cheers fellow readers.

2 comments:

Shannon Hayes said...

OMG - You said that in public??? See, that's why I am crazy in love with you! (well, that and you're cute, and fun, and smart, and compassionate, and caring, and well endowed, and..........) ((giggles)) Thank you so much my love for the most incredible "homemade" valentine EVER. I love you, it is as simple and complex as that.

brenda said...

What a wonderful story (and online Valentine!) Happy Valentine's Day!