Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from the Trenches.  Truth be told, it's not my favorite holiday.  Expectations are high and unrealistic, to start.  What to give and to whom?  Just to lovers, or to parents, children and friends?  Is a store bought card sufficient, or will only a handmade one do?  One rose or a dozen?  When all is said and done, I'm not really sure what is said and done.  Love isn't about grand gestures one time a year.  It is all the little things you do the other 364 days.  It's making the coffee, taking the car in for repair, attending a wrestling meet when you don't understand wrestling.  It's chicken soup when you're sick, it's laughing at jokes that aren't funny, it's taking the kids out so mom or dad can have  time to themselves.  All of those things are love.  If the love isn't there the other 364 days, then cards and roses and chocolates don't mean much.  Then we'll see you - Here in the Trenches.

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