I saw a post on social media to all those who say they don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. He charged that it was a cop-out when they say, “We celebrate Valentine’s Day every day. This is just a commercial holiday!”
I know some folks believe that, but this was my reply.
“Sorry, but I’m one of those gals who isn’t moved by Valentine’s Day cards. I watch guys stand in front of the card section at the grocery store, looking at each other, trying to figure out what would cost the least amount of money and effort to check off the list that they put effort into the holiday. These attitudes don’t do anything for me.
“Instead, this is what moves me to tears …
“My husband brings me breakfast in bed Monday through Friday because he wants to honor me. He doesn’t get upset when I hog the remote and will sit with me through sappy love movies–and even uses as many tissues as I do. He tells me that I’m beautiful when I know I’ve gained weight and never misses making over my latest haircut, even when it looks less than stellar. But what I find most loving and sexy, is this man loves God first and me second. If that isn’t showing love to me, I don’t know what does.
“My friend, my husband and I DO celebrate Valentine’s Day every day.
“Y’all can have fun on February 14th. Buy your cards and eat in crowded restaurants. You’ll get no judgment from me. But know that I’ll be curled up on my couch with my husband, catching up on DVR’d TV shows, munching on popcorn and thanking God that I’ve been blessed with a man who understands my heart.”
If you’ve been blessed, please enjoy your sweetie in the manner that suits you best.