Friday, February 14, 2020

For Valentine's Day

My soulmate and I usually didn't do anything lavish or opulent for Valentine's Day, and that was just fine with us.

I used to create a card for him with one of my photos or graphic designs, brew a special pot of tea, carve something into a piece of fruit, make tiny cookies in heart shapes. We would share a single piece of scrumptious dark chocolate and go for a long walk in the snowy woods with our canine companions, first Cassie, then Spencer, then (and now) Beau.

There were no special declarations of love on February 14th. We told each other so every day, and we were content with the way this day unfolded. No frilly gestures and lovey-dovey professions were needed. We knew how we felt about each other, how good we were together, how amazingly blessed we were to have found each other so many years ago.

This year, there is a handmade card on my soulmate's bureau as usual. I carved a heart on a McIntosh apple and am putting it in his place at the old oak table along with a pot of Darjeeling and his favorite cookies. Beau and I will take a long walk in the woods, and my beloved will be with us. I will tell him I love him as I did every day when he was here on earth, and as I still do every single day.

Wishing you deep and everlasting love too.


Pienosole said...


Barbara Rogers said...

Wherever they may be, the souls who have gone before us, (and those just coming into this world) seem very close and touching me these days...and so I am enveloped in the love that we all reach for, and send to each other. Happy Valentines Day...with the true meaning of love.

bev said...

That's a wonderful tradition to keep. Simple and personal. You are right. They are never far from us.

Mystic Meandering said...

How beautiful, Cate... Almost brought tears to my eyes... It's my husband's birthday on this day as well, so we have always honored "his" day - in quiet ways. As you say "no special declarations of love" - as we know the Love is there always.

I love that you made your Forever soul mate, your Eternal Friend, a card, and set a special place for him! I'm sure he is still with you in so many ways. Your love is so tangible...

Sending love to you this day as well! ❤️

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