Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentine's Day... What a Joke!!!

Okay, before any of you assume that I'm just another single person that hates Valentine's Day, let me enlighten you. I have been married for almost 20 years now, and to the same man on top of that. The reason I dislike this day is because people have made it the one day that you are supposed to go out of you way to show your love or affection for people you care about. What about the other 364 days that are left? Are we supposed to just let them go as if they don't exist? My husband and I have never celebrated Valentine's Day in all the years that we've been married. That probably sounds weird to some of you, but we both believe that you should show your love everyday of the year. Here's another reason why we don't fool with celebrating this day. One year, I wanted to have every color of wild morning glory planted in the yard. I was able to find everyone except white. My husband saw one growing on the side of the road and brought it home to me that evening. That was the sweetest thing in my opinion. It didn't cost anything, except just long enough to dig it up. I was really touched by that. And yes, he was able to keep it alive all day even though he had taken it to work with him. I'll be the first to admit that he doesn't do things like that often, but when he does, it means more to me than anything he could have bought!!! I guess I'm just old fashioned like that, I would rather my husband spend some time and get me something I really want instead of spending money on things that usually get put up only to be gotten out on occasion. And yes, the flower did die come fall as it was supposed to, but I was able to get some seeds from it and was able to keep that memory alive for several more years. Why celebrate one day a year that we love each other when we can celebrate everyday that we love each other? Doesn't that make more sense? To me Valentine's Day is a way to force someone to show they care. I would much rather it be spontaneous. I'm sure not everyone agrees with me, but that's okay. I would much rather not celebrate Valentine's Day and have my husband do stuff like that for me when I least expect it. It ends up meaning more to me in the long run!
Okay, I'll get off my soap box for now and with you a great day. May God's blessings always be with you.