Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Love is...

...not a card bought from the shopping centre, flowers grabbed at the stall at the station on the way home, or a box of supermarket chocolates.

It's spotting a book in the charity shop that I know he'll find fascinating, and buying it for him. It's the text message, late at night when one of us is away from home, saying "Goodnight - I love you". It's the shared memories, the "Do you remember when we...." conversations. It's him suggesting one of MY favourite songs, for the first dance at our wedding, and the words being absolutely perfect. It's the surprise simple bunch of my favourite yellow roses, to cheer me up when he knows I'm a bit down. It's the fact that, when he got a pay-rise, the first thing he said was that he wanted me to have a bit more personal money.  It's having a plate of one of his favourite meals ready after a cold night of rugby training...



It's letting the other person sleep in on a sunday when there is nothing else needing to be done. It's shared interests and hobbies, but also individual ones to keep some space. It's finding fun in just going for a walk when there is limited money to do anything else, and looking forward to a fortnights holiday as much for spending time with just each other, as for the location.  It's him demanding a list from me of things I might want for Christmas, or birthdays, and then him choosing and buying something totally different which I absolutely love.  It's the fact that he makes me laugh every single day, with a silly joke or observation. And makes me groan every time I cook the meal above, with his "I like your dumplings" line. It's him insisting on getting dressed in the bathroom if he has to leave for work particularly early, rather than waking me up by putting the light on in the bedroom. It's the cup of tea he makes me every weekday morning, even though I'm grumpy as anything when I first wake up, and most days I just squint at him, and mumble a bit....


You can keep your cards, chocolates, and overpriced bouquets. I'll keep all of the above.

Happy St. Valentines day.

Robyn

2 comments:

me and my girl said...

Aww what a lovely post. We didn't do V' day this year as we ran out of money to be honest, but (running the risk of sounding soppy...) every day is special to us, I dont need a card or a present to remind me he loves me! xx

Robyn said...

And that's exactly how it should be! xx