Valentine’s Day

HT didn’t have to work today and it afforded us a few moments in bed together before going downstairs to greet the kids who were already up.

He wrapped his arm around me, and absentmindedly I stroked it.

“Sorry I didn’t get you anything for Valentine’s Day,” I said.

“It’s okay,” he said. “I didn’t get you anything either.”

“Not even a card?”

“Nope,” he said.

“Promise?” I asked.


“Good. Me too.”

We lay there for a few moments, and then he said,

“You have the nicest touch.”

I smiled. He loves when I run my fingers over his skin. A simple arm rub is so appreciated.

A minute later he said, “I thought about getting you a gift certificate for a massage.”

“That counts,” I say, then add…

“And I rubbed your arm.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day.”

“Happy Valentine’s Day.”

We’re good.

We gave the kids chocolate Valentine lollipop hearts. They were thrilled.

I used his time off to completely de-clutter the bedroom. He dealt with the children all day. Our bedroom has never looked better. All organized and neat. Candles everywhere.

Evening. We ordered take out from a local pub, and forced the children to early bed so we could have our dinner, in peace.

I got a portabella mushroom sandwich(with blue cheese on ciabatta bread..with a Raging Bitch beer). He got a jalapeno burger, no bun, ice water. Fries, we split. Him catsup, me honey mustard for dipping.

We had a wonderful heavy deep and real conversation in which I apologized for not being able to handle it when he gets fearful about money. After all, I get to be fearful about lots of things, and he never shuts me down.

After we were done eating, he excused himself to take care of a pile of papers on the computer desk in the living room. That pile has been bugging me forever.

“Your Valentine’s Day present,” he said jokingly.

I go to the computer and begin writing.

There is really nothing better he could have given me.

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10 Responses to Valentine’s Day

  1. Chris Vartorella says:

    Freakin beautiful Michelle… Damn, it’s the little things that aren’t so little…
    -Chris V.

  2. mom says:

    You are both sooo, soooo, I don’t even know the right word to say how special and wonderful you both are. I love you.

  3. KFuller says:

    Happy Love to you both.

  4. Wanda says:

    Mature love is so much…better…deeper…more.

  5. Meg says:

    An astonishingly astute priest once said to my high school religion class, “Love is an action verb. It’s not about the Valentines and sweet words; it’s what you DO.” What a sweet reminder, Michelle, of how that actually works in practice.

  6. Jamie says:

    You are amazing and I love how you look at the world! Your hubby is VERY blessed to have you!

  7. kario says:

    What a lovely day. I am so pleased for you guys and I love that you had a HDR (a la Carrie?).


  8. Carrie Link says:

    NECBM of true love, and this is true love, complete with a good ol’ HDR. BTW, I need to get me a six pack of that beer!

  9. I can’t tell you how much I love the fact that you didn’t get each other anything! Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day to me xoxo

  10. Chris Vartorella says:

    I keep reading this…because it fills me up… perfect…

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