I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day.

On one hand, I love it. I mean, I love love and being spoiled and paid attention to – I’m a girl, it’s what we like, right?! It’s a day for romance and for taking stock of your LOVE. It’s beautiful.

But on the other hand, Valentine’s Day is filled with expectations and hopes and ultimately leads to unnecessary disappointments and wasted chocolate (who really eats the entire box of assorted chocolates?!). Your man didn’t meet your expectations for a wildly romantic gift or night in/out, whatever the case may be, or the gifts were sub-par and you were hoping for some diamonds instead of a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Maybe you’re just not a flower person. Maybe you left some “not so subtle” hints about what you’d like your Valentine’s Day to look like and he failed miserably at your passive aggressive cues over the past few weeks. There are so many different scenarios that could play out, so *enter personal scenario here*.

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And because of all of those things, I choose to focus on what the day ultimately reflects: love.

I am beyond blessed to be married to an amazing man. Sure, he has his share of faults, but he is oh so good to me and truly loves me. I’ve not once questioned his love for me, and that is an amazing thing in and of itself, especially with my history in dating and in marriage. {note: I don’t have a good track record in this department}

Cory has been an absolute blessing in my life, and although we’ve never taken the traditional path in any way, shape, or form, he’s loved me through all the ups and downs that life has thrown at us. Even when he’s frustrated with me or pissed off at a situation, he still loves me. Yes, sometimes I have to drag it out of him verbally, but it’s there. The love is always there, and I couldn’t even begin to express just how much that means to me. With every step in this journey of life that we take, he’s there, with arms wide open and usually a sarcastic remark (it’s what we do), and I am forever grateful for it.

The love I have for my valentine runs deep, and as stubborn and difficult as he can be sometimes, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our life together is truly blessed and I am so excited to see where it leads us. We have a solid marriage, our love is strong, and we have a truly beautiful baby boy that has come from our love. The joy that Landon brings to our lives is insurmountable. So yeah, blessed is an understatement.

So today, I’m wishing my guys a very Happy Valentine’s Day and hope they know just how much love I have for them! Today, I’m basking in our love, because that’s the most important part of this day.

 

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