This morning Kay asked “Have you gotten me a Valentine’s Day card yet?”
My plan was to get a card today for her while out at lunch. (I am such a romantic.) Even then I know better than to fib about something as small as a card. “No babe, no card yet, I was going to get one at lunch.”
“Good, don’t, because I do not have one yet either and we are both to busy and have too much going on right now…” she replied with an ever so slight look of relief on her face.
Approximately 20 years ago I worked as a TA for a computer science course at NC State. That Valentine’s Day I purchased a not-too-sweet, not-to-silly, very-glad-you-are-a-friend, card and put it in one of the other female TA’s cubby.
In walks said female TA grumbling to one of our other co-workers how much she disliked Valentine’s Day. “Stupid Hallmark holiday. Waste of time…” Then she goes to her cubby, pulls out the card, and says “Awwwww.”
I have been married to that woman for over 15 years now. And I can say that that one Valentine’s Day card was the best Valentine’s Day card I have ever purchased. So today I am going to honor my wife’s wishes and not buy a card. But that does not mean I cannot share with the world (or at least the four other people that read this blog) how much I love and care for her.
Kay, I love you more today than I ever thought I could those 20 years ago when I gave you the first card. I cannot wait to see what the next 20 years of Valentine’s Days have to bring. While I may not always buy you a card, I will always love and respect you for who you are.
I Love You!
Happy Valentine’s Day!