Valentine’s Day is definitely one of those holidays that evolves in meaning as you get older. The butterflies of giving a girl a Spiderman card that says she is “Webtacular!” are gone, and are replaced by a smoother, easier feeling of comfort, bliss, and taken-care-of-ness.
My love for my wife has changed as we’ve grown together and had kids, but the part of that love that feels the most similar to when we first got married is my admiration of her as a person. She just knocks me out. She cares for our children with such a soulful grace and tenderness, and then goes off to work to lead a team of professionals in their mission to improve people’s lives. The world around her ripples as she goes about her day, determined to make it better than the last. She reaches out, grabs the fabric of reality, and bends it a bit to make the world a touch brighter.
Then she makes a poop joke, and humps me while I unload the dishwasher.
She really is something.
So this Valentine’s Day, I’m focused on how much my wife does for me, and for our family. I’m madly in love, and incredibly grateful that she helps me find time to do this project. This project that by no means NEEDS to be done, but which I very much enjoy doing.
Have fun finding out what Valentines Day means to the special person in your life. There will probably be flowers and what not. But there’s also a good chance there’s a nap, or some margaritas, or a showing of Deadpool that would make them really happy and show them you care.