Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day?

I am still not really sure how I feel about Valentine's Day. It is a day meant to celebrate the ones we love, but shouldn't we be celebrating them every day? My husband believes it was a holiday created by Hallmark to just make extra money. I don't love my husband any more today then I did yesterday, and to be honest with you if I only show him how much I love him on one day of the year our marriage would never work..Sure, I love getting chocolate chip cookies on a stick and the red tulips that I get every year, but sometimes I appreciate the little things that he does for me randomly even more because it lets me know that he was thinking of me on days other then Valentine's Day..I love when I get in my car and he has put a small bag of my favorite chips on the passenger seat..He is not a man who sends me flowers out of the blue, but he is so sweet in the other things that he does for me and how he thinks about me. He always gets me the most perfect gifts for Christmas or for my birthday because he really knows what I need or what I would be excited about without me even having to tell him. He has been extremely supportive throughout our almost eight year marriage, and I am so thankful that God brought us together over ten years ago. I just hope he knows how much I love him every single day..not just today..

Another part of Valentine's Day that sort of bothers me is that it leaves people out..how do people who don't have a significant other feel today? Spending Valentine's Day alone is sort of like putting salt in your wounds..I'm sure it is just another reminder to them of not feeling "loved." We are all loved, but there are people out there who don't feel loved because they don't have a relationship with anyone including the one who makes us feel the most loved..How lonely that must be for them. My heart always goes out to people that have to spend this holiday alone..It is just like Mother's Day and Father's Day..I feel the same way. I can remember how much I hated Mother's Day before we had children..I wanted children so badly, but I wasn't able to get pregnant..it was a lonely place to be in..Just say a prayer for all of those people out there who might be feeling a bit lonely today..I know I will be..

For all of you who love this holiday..Happy Valentine's Day!!! The jury is still out for me! :)

3 comments:

  1. I completely agree. I appreciate the little things all year more than my husband feeling he has to because one specific day tells him. Actually, Valentine’s Day has never been big to us. Tonight is the first Valentine’s in six years we are going out to dinner, no gifts just spending time together. And that it is Valentine’s is just a coincidence Tatum has a sleepover tonight.

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  2. I completely agree! I was just thinking its not like we have a "singles day" where we celebrate being single. I feel the same way. What a great post! I like how two Elena/Elainna's are the first commenters on this post!

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  3. We don't really celebrate. Hubs got me a card but I didn't get him anything. To us, it's just like any other day.

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