Valentine’s Day – What does it mean to you?

Valentine’s Day
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Most of us are aware that Valentine’s Day is named after St. Valentine, also known as the Day of Love or Love Day. Many stories have come from history on how Valentine’s Day began, and you can choose, of course, which you prefer to believe. But, mostly we thought we would talk about how we celebrate and what it means to us.

Gene and I have been married just over 30 years now. Even though we have been together for all these years, I can’t imagine being with anyone else. As we tell each other, “We get each other.” I get his sense of humor, he gets mine. I get his irritations, he gets mine. Over all, we have few arguments, though we don’t always agree with each other, we agree to disagree.

Photo by Salvatore Vuono. Published on 17 January 2012 and provided by FreeDigitalPhotos

When it comes to celebrations like Valentine’s Day or even our anniversary, we don’t have big celebrations, buy large gifts or go all out with a big splash. We’ve kind of “been there, done that.” But, that doesn’t mean we won’t acknowledge the day with a card or perhaps a yummy meal. This weekend, over Valentine’s Day, I had a book signing about 3 hours from home. Gene came with me and while I was at my signing, he visited local Harley dealerships, car dealerships and generally explored the area. When I was finished we did a little bumming around – Gene showed me some fun things he found, then we went back to the hotel and watched a couple of movies – Titanic and The Theory of All Things. It was enjoyable, relaxing and I had the best company I could have – someone I get and who gets me. When we came home Sunday night, we made supper for the kids and grandkids and celebrated the day of love with those we love most in the world.

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Share your thoughts with us.

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4 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day – What does it mean to you?”

  1. Stevie TurnerStevie Turner

    Sounds like a lovely day Patti! Yes, my husband Sam would definitely be looking at Harleys too if I was book signing! We give each other space to do our own thing, and it seems to work for us.

    February 16, 2016
    • PJ FialaPJ Fiala

      Finding what works is certainly the key!

      February 16, 2016
  2. Lela MarkhamLela Markham

    At some point, those of us who have been married a long time, have learned that Valentine’s Day is mostly just another day on the calendar and it is far better for spouses to love one another the other 364 days out of the year than to buy each other diamonds and roses on one.

    February 17, 2016
    • PJ FialaPJ Fiala

      I agree Lela, though I do love those diamonds.

      February 17, 2016

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