February 14th is always a day to think about love. I am truly blessed in that area. I love so many people, I even have things I love, places I love, and ideas I love. I have friends that are beyond special, family I would do anything for and a man I love more than life. You may think I have forgotten my love for our Heavenly Father, but no, I know every love I have previously mentioned came from Him.
Even though my Valentine and I have celebrated this day 42 times (40 years as husband and wife) we planned a short outing for this one. We only drove as far as Tulsa but he planned the days filled with things I love.
We ate dinner in a nice restaurant, spent a little time at the Riverspirit Casino (an activity I enjoy, him not so much) then spent the night at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel.
The next day there was a wonderful Vintage Antique Show. He made sure I was there before 9:00 a.m. to enjoy early buying privileges. There was a 200+ year old cupboard I asked about fitting in the truck, he was sure he could find a way. As most antiquers are likely to do, I did a quick run through of the building then walked it all again, he never complained and offered to make a package run to the truck.
We eventually headed to Jinx, one of my favorite antiquing cities in Oklahoma and later had lunch at our favorite steakhouse. The day included some other shopping, Michaels for some scrapbooking supplies, my Michael doesn’t particularly love that store and Bed Bath and Beyond, which I know is not on his top 10 list either.
My Valentine and I don’t always exchange gifts anymore, we are of the age of having everything we need and most of what we want. Having made that statement I totally love and appreciate that he gave me a couple of days he planned with things I love. I will finish by saying, “thank you sweet Valentine, I am so glad you are mine”.