Sunday, February 14, 2021

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 would 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 shared a single piece of scrumptious (organic) dark chocolate and then went for a long walk in the snowy woods with our beloved 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.

Irv traveled on ahead several months ago, but there is a handmade card on his bureau as always. I carved a heart on a McIntosh apple and put it on the old oak table with a pot of Darjeeling and his favorite cookies. Beau and I will take a long walk in the woods, and my soulmate will be with us, but he won't leave any tracks in the snow. 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.


Tabor said...

What a sweet and poignant post. You must miss him very much. We all have separate journeys in theend.

Debbie Grace said...

I read your words through tears.... honoring him and your love... with you.

Sending much love and big hugs,
Debbie Grace
who is still trustin'