‘My little Valentine’
It is getting real close to Valentine’s Day….a day to let those significant others know how we feel…how much they mean to us…Isn't it sad that we only have that one day out of the year to make those we love the most… feel special?
Sometimes in the day to day stressful part of life and work, we lose sight of what is really important….We worry about the bills, the children, the house, the yard, our clothes, the next door neighbors, the lack of money etc….but we, being only human, tend to take those that we love the most for granted.
I know I did with Danny and yes…he did with me. Oh yeah...sometimes I would sit back and think; ‘ I need to be a little more thoughtful, loving, etc. to him’...but life usually got in the way before I got around to it...and life went on..hindsight is 20/20.
It was only after I had lost Danny and the fact that I would never see him again in this world literally slapped me in the face, that I looked back and saw the times that I probably hurt his feelings or made him feel neglected and unimportant. Even though I hadn’t meant to at the time, I slighted the one I loved the most.
We all do it. We are human and we make mistakes. Or maybe it is because we are so sure of the love we share with our loved ones that we feel safe enough to let ourselves get lazy….and not take the time to show them our love.
You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s day to show that special person that you love them…Make everyday your Valentine’s day and show them how much they mean to you….Do it today, do it tonight…do it now…because you never know…we are not promised one second on this earth…and take it from me…like I said before…hindsight is 20/20.
You know the one thing in our marriage, that I can look back and feel really good about? I can tell you right quick like that it isn’t the mega-money, the fancy cars, or the nice homes we had…because we were poor as Church mice…lol
No; it was something that we promised each other long before….back when Danny and I were still teenagers… On one of those warm summer nights after we had been to ‘the show’, as we sat talking quietly on my parent’s front porch, we made a promise to one another.
We swore that when we got married, we would tell each other at least once a day ‘ I love you ’ and we would always kiss each other goodbye when we had to go somewhere without the other.
There wasn’t a day in our marriage that we didn’t tell one another that we loved each other…We may have been fussing, and we may have not felt like it..but we told each other ‘ I love you.’….And no matter who may have been looking…no matter where we were;
Even up to the day he died…we always kissed each other goodbye.
And that, my friends, gives me great comfort.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.