Friday, February 13, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day!

 So tomorrow is Valentine's Day.  When you're married your friends always want to know if your husband sent you flowers.  When you're not married your friends want to know if your boyfriend popped the question.  I've never been able to give them the answer they really wanted to hear, even though I've been in both situations.  My ex never sent me flowers.  Every year for 28 years I had to go out and buy my own candy, but at least I knew I'd get some.  Last year was my first Valentine's Day with Ray and although it was very romantic, it was too soon for him to be popping any questions.  My ex got engaged this past Christmas Eve and he'll be marrying his insignificant other at the end of the month.  Ray's ex is living with her boyfriend and she just had a baby a few months ago.  I guess the only way Ray and I could top that would be to win the lottery.  Or announce that we were selling the house, quitting our jobs and leaving next week to sail around the world, stopping in several remote locations where we planned on volunteering our time to teach orphaned eagles to fly, and starving villagers to grow their own crops.  Or... we could just remain as in love as we are today.  Actions really do speak louder than words.  So tomorrow, no matter what you get, where you go or how you celebrate it, just remember to take a few minutes to tell your special someone how much you love them and how happy you are.  And don't forget all the wonderful things they have done for you, not just tomorrow, but all year long.  You can say it with flowers, or chocolate or diamonds... just make sure you say, "I love you!" 
Happy Valentine's Day!!


readmereadyou said...

Well, how about a thank you, Lisa, for all of the terrific writing that goes on here. I know I always wait for your next entry. Thanks so much for your funny and wise words and most of all for sharing you with us. I wish you a day filled with peace in your heart and love all around not only now but always. Happy Valentine's Day.

iwaterbeari said...

I'm happy you and Ray have each other, and that the love you share is spoken every day in actions, proving that love really is a verb.

redhdka said...

I think you two could top that by lighting up that fire place with a blanket on the floor and some pillows some wine and a good laugh at the ex's and then some hot sex on the floor! Wake up the next morning and take a long walk and he can grip your hand a little tighter then usual and you can feel safe.

sonensmilinmon said...

Beautiful is all I can say. Sometimes it's hard to put those things into words and you did so beautifully. I never got roses or anything from my ex ~ his current wife gets all kinds of goodies. Sonny and I are on a tight budget YET, he expresses his love to me on a daily basis so the roses aren't needed. I KNOW without the roses and chocolate that he loves me. I also know he will somehow find an inexpensive to express his feelings on a regular basis ~ not just valentines day.
Smilin Mon

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Lisa!

XO ~ Bridgett