I feel Valentine's Day is the prelude to our anniversary. Honestly, I am pretty much a sappy mess from February-April.
This move (from over a year ago) has not been easy on us. I think we underestimated how difficult it would be having a baby while one of us is still in school. We have not handled it perfectly. We fight.* We cry. But in the end, we always end up in each other's arms, and for that, I am grateful. We are in it for life. We are in it for eternity. I have found my one true love.
A hunger comes into your body, so I run to my garden and start digging potatoes.
You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance, and I quickly kneel by your side offering you a whole book as a gift.
You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep, and I say here is a rope, tie it around me, I will be your companion for life."
-Hafiz of Shariz**
Today, I am very blessed to be feeling love for not only my Valentine, but also my little heart on a leash who is sound asleep in the other room. She has my world on her string, and I love her for it.
So maybe our Valentine's Day will be a bit sporadic, what with Scott not getting home from school until 7pm and Georgia and I running little busy errands. But today, I am filled with the assuring promise that I will be with those I love forever, and that makes this a perfect February 14th.
In the end, that makes a perfect everyday.
*I am always amazed by the couples who have been married for years and say they have never been in a fight. I think we would be divorced by now if we did not fight.
**I found this poem a couple of months ago and have been saving it for today. Beautiful, no?