Right about now, my wife and I are in New Bern having just finished up a horse drawn carriage ride around the old city and are making our way into a paint-your-own pottery place before heading to dinner and maybe a quick ferry ride before the drive home.
My wife is notoriously difficult to plan for and find gifts for. She doesn’t like when I spend money on her (some of you I know have the opposite problem), she’s not big on dining out (again, why spend $30 when we could eat at home for $3?) and if I get her a gift that isn’t practical, she debates whether or not it’s worth keeping it, yet if I get her a practical gift, well, there’s nothing really romantic about that.
But that’s why I love her so much. She isn’t difficult to love at all. It just requires a bit of thought to show her that I love her and express it in a way that she appreciates. I’m really hoping this does that. It’s not often that we even go out so I hope the day has been nice, the weather cooperated, and my reservations don’t get cancelled.
Lora, I love you.
I love your eyes, your smile
I love your sense of humor
I love your joy, your thoughtfulness
I love that your content with simplicity
that you dream big dreams for our kids
that you pray for me
and love me too
Happy Valentine’s Day to the one I love.