Thursday, February 14, 2008
I have heard so many cynics complain about this holiday and I personally do not understand it. No, I do not believe that that Kay jewelers and Hallmark have conspired against us! I love this day, and to me it does not mean that we have to buy things or stress and worry. Valentines Day is a reminder to me that I should show my husband that I am still completely in love with him. And I look forward to hearing that from him as well. We have been together for ten years and often get caught up in the chores and duldruns of everyday life. A little romance every once in a while is definitely a blessing and not a curse. I was so touched when Nate secretly arranged for my friend to watch Scarlett so that we could go out to dinner and watch a movie. He remembered that I had mentioned really wanting to watch this achingly romantic movie and knew that I hadn't been to the cinema in two years. I loved the dinner (stuffed calamari, grilled octopus salad, and filet of sole) and cried at the movie (Atonement). But the best part of it was knowing that Nate had taken the time to do something for me. On our ride to and from the city, we listened to the double-disc Valentines Day playlist that I worked on for Nate for the last 2 months. (Because he puts a song in my heart...awww) The night was completely perfect, even without jewelry and Hallmark!