Ladies, if you have to wait for this one day of the year, when a man is supposed to shower you with hugs, kisses and gifts, then something is wrong. When he truly loves you, he lets you know every day that you wake up just how much he loves you. It doesn’t take gifts to speak the love he has for you. Gifts are the icing, not the necessity.
It’s that kiss planted on the back of your neck when you’re standing at the kitchen counter preparing something. It’s that softly spoken “I love you,” when you first wake up or just before you fall asleep. That special hand squeeze for no apparent reason when riding in the car, or how he holds your hand in the grocery store. It’s how he gently kisses you for no reason at all, even in public.
It’s how you understand each other on some days and other days you wonder who in the hell is this person you married. It’s how he makes you laugh or how he understands you are crying for no reason at all. It’s how he listens and how he doesn’t hear a word you are saying. It’s how he remembered to take out the garbage or to clean his whiskers out of the sink. It’s how he doesn’t get made when you use his razor to shave your legs. It’s how he still looks at you the way he did all those years and pounds ago.
It was after working all night, he eased into bed with me this morning, told me he loved me and asked if I would be his forever Valentine. All the flowers or candy in the world can’t replace all of these things.
If you are lucky enough to be married to your best friend like me, then you are a forever Valentine too.