valentine, valentine, how sweet you are

Feb 14, 2010

This morning we were greeted by a festive table – red tablecloth, silver sparkly streamers, pancakes, raspberry syrup, whip cream, omelettes, and orange juice. What a yummy surprise! My dearest had been up all morning decorating and preparing delicious food for all of his Valentines…us!

Breakfast on Valentine's Day

He often whips up occasions like this for us – he is the resident cook for Christmas Eve, our anniversary, Valentine’s Day, my birthday, any day when I am not up to cooking, and every single Sunday…yes, I am blessed. It all started when we were first married and I had NO idea how to cook. Then I had two surgeries and months of having my arms in slings due to injured shoulders and Richard cooked almost constantly that first year of marriage. Ever since then he has been grateful whenever I DO cook.

My husband pampers me. He adores me. He supports me in all that I do. He rescues me on a regular basis. He listens to me when he really should be sleeping. He holds me. He believes in me. He builds me. He prays with me. He laughs with me. He is patient with me. He changes diapers, stays up late with babies, reads stories to our children, takes us all fishing, and is forgiving with my laundry habits. He is Mr. Wonderful…although he would die of embarrassment to be called that, especially in public. He thinks he is dull, boring as snot, and not at all attractive. To me, he is my rock, my friend, and my lover.

On other Valentine news, Grandma sent Blythe and Keziah some new adorable hats – here is Keziah sporting hers with her crazy smile:
Keziah with hat from Grandma

And here is Blythe, all fancied up to go to a Valentine’s Ball last night with about 150 other homeschooled youth. Isn’t she lovely!
Blythe - Valentine Ball

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  1. Anne

    You are so blessed. I really meant it the other day when I said I don’t even know what it’s like to have a husband speak to me like an intelligent adult, or to have him hold my hand, cook a meal for me, do something special. I don’t know what it’s like to share something special or want to be together. I have no clue what it feels like to have him open a door for me or fleck an eyelash off my cheek or to appreciate anything at all. You are blessed! I know it’s Valentine’s Day and I have something for him but I’m all frustrated because he’s not even aware what today is and what it might mean to have him do something [anything at all] special.

  2. Sally

    You are a lucky woman! Not all husbands are as thoughtful as that–most will just go to wal mart and pick up a box of chocolates and call it good.