It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which I think is such a fun holiday! I enjoy taking my son to pick out Star Wars Valentine’s for his pre-K classmates. Cards and heart-shaped balloons are great, but after being married for almost thirteen years, my husband and I have probably become a little more practical about the holiday. We usually don’t go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day because we avoid the crowds, and with a joint checking account, buying extravagant gifts for each other just doesn’t make much sense. But that doesn’t mean the romance is gone. There are things far better than flowers and candy that show me how much he loves me.
* He tells me I’m beautiful even when I’m swollen and grouchy at seven months pregnant.
* He does little things like going to the pharmacy for me at 10:00pm and taking my car to get the oil changed when he notices I’ve forgotten.
* After a long day at work, he still spends hours on the floor wrestling and playing with our five-year-old.
* He can still make me laugh so hard I cry.
I could go on and on, but the fact is that writing romance is a blast and celebrating Valentine’s Day is fun, but there is nothing better than living life every day with my with my real-life hero.