Sunday, February 17, 2013


M: (sees red heart cinnamon gummies on his pillow) "Thanks."
Me: Well, I guess we're not spending much on Valentines these days."
M: "How do you know?"
Me: "What." (Since I don't see any presents)
M: "I called about a rare pink diamond for you for Valentines, I was really excited b/c they said they were on sale since the mine was closing. I asked for a 1 karat - it was half a million."
Me: "Like I said, we're not spending much on Valentines."

We found this so funny b/c since the pink diamonds were $500,000, I didn't get anything. I didn't want anything, so it was perfect, but we laughed and laughed.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Valentine

What we have learned:

  • We forgive each other immediately.
  • We accept one another the way we are.
  • I take care of what he's not good at, and he does the same for me.
  • We respect one another.
  • We are kind to one another.
  • We speak nicely about each other.
  • We miss each other.
  • We wait for each other. 
  • I support his work, and he appreciates mine.
  • We give each other some space and privacy.
  • We hold hands.
  • We protect one another.
  • We read together.
  • We pray together.
  • We share everything.
  • We don't calculate (who did this or that).
  • We are one and we are two.
  • We can laugh when we are angry.

 Remember when I quoted, a while back, from a novel that "the cement in marriage never dries"? Well, that is still true, so we can't expect smooth sailing; in fact as soon as we think we've got it down, we find we are 'working' at it again. But in many ways we made it over the mountain,  and are on the other side with the security and depth of love to endure, happily, to the end. Lucky. Blessed.