I apologize it’s been so quiet around here the last week and a half! Life has been full with family being in town, lots of Young Lives activities, fiiiinally getting around to painting the trim in our kitchen, and hosting some friends from church for dinner last night. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things, though!
Today marks David’s and my 10th Valentine’s Day together, which is just mind blowing for me. While the years are filled with all kinds of memories, the time has seriously flown by. I feel like we do a pretty good job of letting each other know how much we love them all throughout the year, but I don’t mind a day set aside to celebrating our love – Not necessarily with overpriced flowers or chocolate (although I do love chocolate) but more so with a romantic date, fun presents, and time set aside for just each other. I am SO excited to give David his presents this evening.. In case you’ve missed it, I did a special photo shoot a few weeks ago for his ‘big’ present (which is actually a small wallet sized book of the photos) and then got him a couple datevitation coupon books, some candy, a mushy card, and I’m making him chocolate covered strawberries. We’re going to dinner tomorrow evening instead – although I’m not sure it will really help with the crowds since it will be a Friday night – so we’ll enjoy a quiet night in tonight. :)
We’ve come a long way since our first Valentine’s Day, which happened to land on our freshmen year homecoming dance. I remember the day being so anxious about whether I should get him candy or something else or if he was even getting me anything or if he’d think it was too soon… And on and on. Ten years later I’ve realized candy is always a good choice and whether he gets me anything or not, I’m a big fan of giving gifts so I’ll continue doing it!
I’m so thankful we are where we are and that we’re continuing to grow and mature together. Our marriage is better than it’s ever been, and we’re also working on it and putting in more effort than we ever have. I love him more today than yesterday, and I’m sure will love him more tomorrow than today even though it doesn’t seem possible some days. I can’t imagine life without him in it and I can’t wait to see what our future holds. Love you, babe! Forever and always.