Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Our Everyday Fairy Tale
We don't celebrate Valentine's day. We used to and I don't really remember when we stopped. Our anniversary was always much more special to us. It was a day to reminisce and remember why we chose each other. A day that was just for us, that we didn't have to share with all the other couples in America. And so, Valentine's day just became less and less important.
I honestly never thought about it until this year. This year I threw myself a big ol' pity party.
My friends were sharing all their plans with me. All the extravagant dates and romantic getaways. I cringed at the thought of all the facebook statuses with photos of their gifts and nights out.
I complained to my husband. It didn't seem fair. Everyone else was getting swept away to the ball and I was left at home to scrub the floor. My night would be just like every other night: big, messy and loud with our half-dozen running around....
He cut me off. "Do you hear yourself?!", my eyes grew wide, "Do you really want to be like them, do you really want their life? Because this is our life and I love our life together. I don't want what everyone else has. I want you."
He always speaks the truth to me. He has a way of holding up a mirror to my heart and showing me all the ugliness that doesn't belong. He knows me. He knows who I really am and he knows when I need to be put in my place.
The truth is he spoils me. He spoils me so much that I have taken it for granted.
He gives me flowers...just because. He brings home little surprises all the time. He tells me I'm beautiful every day and kisses me like he means it. He writes me love letters, though words don't come easy for him. He holds my hand every time we sit together, no matter where we are. He prays for me and cherishes me.
I was jealous of how others were spending one day and forgetting the beauty of my life that is full of love.
Our love story is so precious to me. It may not always be pretty and over the top romantic, but it's ours. It's an everyday fairy tale.