I’m not going to lie, I used to have mixed emotions about Valentines Day. I wanted love to be shared every day, not just one. I think people should send love letters and stick notes of encouragement around the house or surprise your wife with flowers, just because.
This year I approached the holiday with a fresh mind and an open heart and I have to say it has been a great celebration of love. Ben and I promised not to get each other anything (trying to save for trips is hard) and I knew I had to work late on Valentine’s Day, so we celebrated a day early. It has become a tradition for Ben to cook a meal for us. I have to say, he’s two for two.
We sat around our dining table and enjoyed some frites as we dove into conversation. It was a good change in pace from our informal meals at our bar in the kitchen and small talk before an episode of our favorite comedy show. It feels good to create a quiet space too be able to talk and listen to each other with no distractions.
If you follow along on Instagram, I participated in the 3 sentence love story hashtag. It was created by Audrey Roloff in hopes to spread real, true love stories all over the internet on Valentines Day, I love it. I hope to make it an annual tradition. It’s kinda fun to share your love story as if it were a pitch for a romantic novel or something.
I hope your day has been filled with love, no matter what form it may have came in. Here’s to loving well, not just today, but every day.