I was engaged to my first husband on Valentines Day. He presented my engagement ring, tied to a dozen red roses. I was so enthralled with the roses, I threw the ribbon with the ring, into the trash!
My 12th wedding anniversary is Feb 16 - Shoot it might as well be Valentines Day. I don't know why we went with that date because since then, it is so expensive. We celebrate either the weekend before or the weekend after for the cheaper rates!
I don't require roses on Valentines Day. Just as happy with maybe one long-stemmed red rose - NO CARDS please. I get hung up on the commercialism and the cost of the card and the tree that lost it's life for that dumb card with someone else's sentiment on it. No Thanks! If you must do a card, go to Dollar tree, where they are 2 for $1. That's just the way I am.
We were supposed to host Shabbat at our house this Friday but with this cold - I might be cancelling.
I tend to miss my loved ones who have passed. My parents, my son -
In a good marriage or relationship, every day should be Valentines Day. It shouldn't take a Hallmark card or a dozen red roses to remind your lover how special we are to them and vise versa.
PS. One of my Mom's favorite songs was, Red Roses for a Blue Lady by Wayne Newton. While I am not a fan of Wayne, I do love that song and of course it reminds me of my Mom.