Happy Valentines Day
As I sit here all alone in my hotel room in Idaho Falls it occurs to me that the big problem with Valentines day is you feel sort of like a loser if you spend it alone.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have a lovely wife that I am devoted to… in fact life would be truly miserable if the knowing that she is there went away and I found myself truly alone in this big bad world. Yet here I am and even with the knowledge that I have my hearts desire I can’t shake the reality that on this most romantic day of the year I am sitting in a hotel room making a blog post rather than spending quality time with the one I love.
So here is what I am going to do, in true 21st Century fashion I am going to sit here an enjoy my dinner ( I made a Lobster Bisque tonight in the microwave… OK I heated up a can of lobster bisque in the microwave) and spend a few moments wooing the love of my life via the inter-webs.
I hope you all don’t mind.
Dear, I am sorry that I can not be there with you this evening. I just wanted you to know that you are truly, completely, and forever the love of my life. From our very first meeting all those years ago back in college I knew that there was something very special about you. From those early days as I came to know you my love grew and grew. You surpassed all of my wildest dreams, and even today prove to me daily just how precious your love is. I am humbled that you chose to share your life with me and I just hope that I can always find ways to show you just how deep my love goes. I am so sorry that we must spend tonight separated by hundreds of miles but I am sending you my love to you even now as I write this and perhaps just perhaps if you close your eyes and think of me for just a moment and picture a happy moment from our past you might feel some of that love flowing to you. I know that is what I am spending this evening doing… thinking of you…
Your contagious laugh
Your sweet lips
Your lovely bright eyes
Your thoughtful and caring heart
Your kindness and consideration to just about everyone you meet
Your boundless intelligence
Your sense of humor
Your drive to be the best you in everything you do
and all those things that would make you blush if I mentioned them here.
Thank you for being the love of my life, thank you for being the mother of my children, thank you for making me a better man.
I do not deserve these gifts and because of this I am a man who truly understands the concept of grace.
Happy Valentines day my love! I wish I could be there with you right now!
Hey, you know what everyone… I don’t fell so all alone any more.
To all of you who may read this post I wish you a very happy Valentines day. And I wish you love… just remember… we are never truly alone in this world of ours… and there is enough love for all of us, every one of us, from near or from afar, there is love for each of us we simply must seek and find it and then do everything that we can to keep it. I wish for the kind of love that I am privileged and thankful to receive each and every day.