I heard someone say recently that Valentine’s Day is for rookies…those who need help and a shove in the romance department. The longer you love one person, the more you realize that true love is steady, true love is committed, and true romance can be subtle.
What does Valentine’s Day look like after 20 years of marriage?
It looks like a familiar morning – coffee made and brought up to enjoy in bed before facing the day
It looks like being pulled from coffee time by a child coughing and calling for mom
It looks like roaming the aisles of home depot to fix all that has quit in our ten-year-old house
It looks like a quick stop at the grocery to pick up candy hearts for the kids…and maybe some for us
It looks like teamwork as he stays home with a sick child while I take another child for some one-on-one time
It looks like a text saying, “I’m happy to make dinner…and clean up”
It looks like a chilled bottle of Prosecco
It looks like a quiet night in with a movie after the kids are in bed
It looks like climbing into bed and finding a red envelope on my pillow with his unmistakable handwriting
and knowing beyond all doubt that we are one and will be until our parting breath.