So You’re Married, Does That Make Valentine’s Day Less Meaningful?

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It’s funny how time flies when you’re married. Today is February 1st and nearly Valentine’s Day so I’m about to get into the spirit of what it’s all about. Actually, my husband seems to think Valentine’s Day isn’t actually a holiday and just another day for women to expect chocolates

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For me, Valentine’s Day is always an emotional day. It’s the day I feel the most love and am loved. It’s the day I reflect on what’s most important in my life … the people who mean the most to me.

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Do You Pay Enough Attention to the Little Things?

Valentine’s Day is also a day to celebrate the time I have with the one person I was matched with for life, my husband. The other day, I was sitting on the couch and watching as he took his sweater off and walked over to the kitchen to make some coffee. This was such a mundane task, but I couldn’t help thinking about how much I appreciate that moment, because let’s face it, one day … that moment may just be a memory, if that.

My husband and I have been together nearly 10 years. We’ve been through a lot together, but have conquered many challenges. Understanding the way life works, we’re probably going to go through many more. So as long as I have moments to reflect on the sweet days, I’m going to take full advantage of it.

It feels as if just yesterday when we got married. Then I look in the mirror and notice how many wrinkles I have and remember to snap back into reality. So if time can pass that quickly, I know all these small moments with him won’t be forever.

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So for me, Valentine’s Day is not just a day to celebrate our love for one another, but a day to celebrate the time, past and present together. It’s the day we remind each other of how rich we already are, because we have what many people don’t — true love.

How do you see Valentine’s Day?

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