For the beautiful and lovely story about St. Valentine's Day, skip over to ANITA'S blog, PRAIRIE DREAMS, and read her research of the subject. You will be thrilled that you did.....I sure was. Wish her a Happy SAINT Valentine's Day.....THANKS, ANITA!!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS ~
Below is my SWEET HUBBY....my heart, my lifeline....This is the strength that sat beside my bed during my hospital stays, all day long and would have gladly spent the night in a recliner if I had needed him to or even asked.....because he cares.
He is the one that had my bedroom all ready when I came home from the hospital....clean sheets and all....
He is the one that has kept my cup full of Raspberry tea, while I sit with my leg propped up to help with swelling..... simply because he cares.
He is the one that bought this lovely book for me because he knows I consider my being a Grandmother my profession....(Webster says profession; "occupation requiring special study") because he knew I would just love it. He knows my being a Grandmother is one of my most cherished blessings. Can you see that I consider this lovely book more romantic than a hugh box of Valentine candy. Oh, I will love the candy he is sure to bring...it just will not be as SWEET as the thoughts he gives me each day. ...just because he cares. That is romance to me.
He is the one, that when my appetite is so slow to come back after surgery, that brings me sweet, ripe grapes and peanut butter and crackers...one of my favorite of all times snacks.....because he cares.
He is the one that when I just can not stand the thought of eating, even if it's been all day, goes to the grocery store and comes back with fresh strawberries, Angel Food cake and whipped creme to tempt me into eating......because he cares! Can you see that this lovely gesture will always be more romantic to me than a vase of flowers? Oh, and don't misunderstand...I do love flowers...but I love the fact that I have romance in so many other ways all the time. That is a fabulous feeling.
He is the one that jumps up early and makes Pecan Waffles because he wants me to start my healing process by eating good and knows there is not much else in the world that I love more than Pecan Waffles....because he cares...
He is the one that hunts for a pretty plate to serve me with....because he cares. Can you see how much more romantic this is to ME than going out to eat? The time and thought he puts into caring for me is just a very romantic thing. Oh, I do love going out to eat...it's just that, to me, the romance of it all is in the daily things. Romance comes in all forms.....
WEBSTER defines romance as:
A Latin word meaning (1) A tale of love, (2) An exciting quality, (3) A love affair, and (4) To make love to
I define it as a Sweet Hubby that is ALWAYS there for you, watches over you, makes you happy, protects you and.....CARES.
I guess what I am trying to say is that ROMANCE isn't ALL about flowers, poems, music, candy, candlelight dinners, having a passion filled night on silk sheets. All these EXTRA things surely add to the romantic side of life, there is no doubt.
To my way of thinking, it is sometimes the little every day things that go on between a man and a woman that doesn't SEEM romantic in the least....at the time. But when they are all added together, sometimes we are able to see that..."DAAANG...how romantic is this whole, entire life of mine...just because he cares!"
I am so blessed! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU, SWEET HUBBY. I LOVE YOU.