My husband apologized to me this morning for not getting me an “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” type of Valentine’s Day gift this year. No heart-shaped diamond jewelry (thank God!), no straight-to-my-hips box of chocolates, no overpriced bouquet of flowers.
But what he didn’t realize is that I don’t need any of that. Our gift to each other was a warm house. We paid to have the furnace fixed last weekend, when it was 10 degrees outside, and inside our baby girl was quickly turning into a Popsicle–until we retreated to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for the day.
His special Valentine to me–though he didn’t see it that way–was scraping the ice and snow off my car and shoveling the walkway this morning (and yesterday morning) so I could go to work. What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!
And his gift to me every day of the year is taking excellent, loving care of our daughter during the day while I’m at the office–all the while working his own job and earning a paycheck to help support our family. I can’t imagine a sweeter way to tell your wife and mother of your child how much you love her.
So what did your sweeties do or get for you today? Or are you in the “Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday” camp? Do tell.