CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA
My husband isn’t a flowers-and-chocolates kind of guy. I learned early on that unless I wanted to wake up disappointed EVERY February 15, that we’d have to figure out something that would work for both of us and create that wonderful feeling of love we’re all hoping for on the big Heart Day.
And I’ll tell you what we do, if you tell me what you do!
A babysitter and dinner out or a movie is sort of the usual Valentine’s happening, but I’d love to know if any of you have discovered something special to do here on island, or if you have any traditions you’d share with those of us who may have a little trouble getting those love feelings fulfilled each year. And please, please, share with those of us who just flat out hate the day because it’s a BIG, FAT DISAPPOINTMENT year in and year out.
So here’s my sharing: For V-day, Hubby and I agreed several years ago to write a letter to each other recapping the year and expressing how our love has changed/grown during that year. My non-flower guy takes this very seriously and is often done writing his days before the BIG day (while I’m frantically typing mere minutes before we leave for dinner). I really love it and it’s a wonderful thing to keep year to year. Ok, that’s us.
How ’bout you?