Happy Valentine’s Day! I said I’d be open today unless my husband surprised me with a cruise or something! LOL.
Truth is: can’t get out of the driveway.
Truth is: he’s so worried about paying the bills & getting the work done on the barn~that he probably won’t even THINK about Valentine’s Day. And you know what? That’s OK!
NOTE: This is not to bash you ladies who get the candy, flowers & getaways. I love that stuff, too! I just wanted to talk to my friends who have a different life from you. Those of us, who don’t have husbands who “think” about this stuff. I believe there are A LOT of us out here!
Some people try to sugar coat things, and make them sound like “they’re not” really. Make out like they have the BEST husband in the world! The BEST family life in the world. Truth is: they have aggravations~like everyone else. They fight like everyone else! Note: I also don’t want presents & things because I got angry & said something about it and THEN get something. “Well, I better get her something~or she’ll get mad…” (Mad is how we say it in The South. 🙂 ) I don’t want a gift that way!
I’m happy that Brian wants to pay the bills. I can trust him not to run around on me & he really loves our children. Would I like a little more romance? Yes. Am I gonna be angry with him today for not remembering? NOPE! I want to concentrate on the REAL.
But ladies, focus on the things that REALLY matter over & above the flowers & candy. Will I post it if I DO get surprised? Yes. BUt is that what’s really important to me? No.
DO I enjoy being made to feel “special”? Yes. We all do, I think!
I heard a sweet story a few years ago. A man from our area who worked at Walmart was killed in a tragic car accident. The story his wife quoted (in my words because I’m repeating, She said, “He always said he promised me the moon, but all he could afford right now was a Moon Pie.” And that’s what he brought to her for Valentine’s Day.
I get aggravated at my husband like everyone else. But just like the other day, in the cold rain, Brian NEEDED to go on to work, but he followed me to the tire shop to make sure my tire got fixed so I didn’t have to stand around with a bunch of men…( I HATE to have to go do things like that!) He did that FOR ME. Sometimes I focus on the “small stuff” not the important stuff. That was my “Moon Pie”. 🙂
We really shouldn’t base our husband’s love, our dad’s or son’s love on what we see on TV & fairy tales! Some of you don’t have husband. You may depend on a brother, dad or boyfriend or a friend~man. We live in a really stressful world. WE ALL have a lot on our minds.
Some men can’t afford to buy things like that. They may need to buy groceries instead.
I’m so happy for those of you who get candy & flowers! Seriously! But for those of us who don’t…
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (KJV)
I wanted you to know, that I WISH you the HAPPIEST Valentine’s DAY you’ve EVER had~so far!
Hugs to all of you!
Getting flowers and candy is wonderful, but the little (and big) everyday things he does – that is what is really important.
You got it Rhonda! Thanks for sharing!