Valentine’s Day is a day that is dedicated to love. Growing up, my parents always gave me Valentine’s. They still do! When I was older, my friends and I would exchange gifts. During college, a lot of my single friends and I would celebrate together. But, Valentine’s Day has not ever been a huge deal in my world. Honestly, until I met my husband I didn’t really like Valentine’s Day. It was just another day. Full of candy, flowers, romance, and love. When I met my husband, I finally had a real reason to celebrate the day. We have never really made a big deal about Valentine’s Day though. We just make sure to spend it together, and we will exchange cards and sometimes he sends me flowers.
I will never forget the first Valentine’s that we spent together when we were dating. He sent me flowers to my work. This was the first time he had ever sent me flowers, and it was a big deal. He said when he went to order them, he told them he didn’t want to send roses. Instead, he wanted to send an arrangement with my favorite flower, a gerbera daisy. So thoughtful! So, when I got my flowers I was really surprised and happy! I thought it was really sweet of him. But, I was more surprised than anything. What I got was absolutely the most hideous flower arrangement I have ever seen! I wish I had a picture so bad!
The arrangement consisted of an enormous sunflower and some greenery. Of course I would have never told him how ugly I thought it was. But, when I got home with the flowers and Jeremy saw them he was so mad!! I didn’t have to say anything. He thought they were awful and he wanted his money back! It was really hilarious! I kept telling him that I loved them, but he knew better. Now he just sticks to roses.
We don’t have any Valentine’s traditions. We do something different every year. If we are able to, we will go out of town and eat somewhere really nice. But, basketball playoffs are during the month of February. So, our Valentine’s celebration just depends on where Jeremy has to go and what time his games are. With Valentine’s being on Sunday this year, we will probably stay home and cook dinner together. Jeremy has 6 games Thursday, 6 games Friday, and 5 games on Saturday. He’s going to be really tired!
Even though we don’t make a huge deal about Valentine’s Day, I still like to do something special with my husband. It doesn’t matter to me how we celebrate or where we go, just as long as we’re together!
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