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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Love and Chocolate

Today is Valentine's Day, and I felt the need to make it feel special in some way. 

It is a gray, cold and drippy day, the kind of day to be grateful for a warm comfortable home. But I did leave home to go grocery shopping, and then both of us went out in search of a few more goodies for a Valentine bag to leave for Jill and the kids. We also stopped by See's Chocolates, because we had a $20 gift card, and today seemed like the right time to gift each other. 

As we were driving around, I couldn't help but think about how grateful I am to be with my husband of almost 49 years, to be in such an easy and comfortable and, yes, loving relationship with a man who is my best friend and partner in all things. 

I got to thinking that our love is kind of like that box of chocolates we got today. The chocolate is dark, deep and rich, like enduring love. Some centers are smooth and sweet, some are a little hard to chew, some are just nutty, like the days of our lives. Being quite familiar with See's chocolates, we pretty much know what we're going to get when we bite into each. There are few surprises. They all just fit snugly and comfortable into their box, waiting to be enjoyed. 

We all need joy and love in our lives. Those of us who are as fortunate as we are need to share that love with others. So many of you wonderful blog friends do a great job of that. 

Thank you, and Happy Valentine's Day. 

12 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day. It sounds as though you are making the very most of the day.

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  2. Happy Valentines Day! Sounds like you had a good day!:)

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  3. Oh, this is very special, just like you and Tom. You both seem so happy to be together...all the time. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. The box of chocolates is a nice metaphor for your relationship. Happy Valentine's day.

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  5. What a sweet post!! I'm so glad you had a good day with your sweet man.

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  6. I really like it when you step out of your garden and write some inspiring posts like this one. Yes, you are so fortunate to share your life with a partner who knows and loves you so much. I finally found my guy but it took a lot of trial and error. Twenty-five years later, we're going strong. :-)

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  7. it's easy to take relationships for granted in our busy world...i especially appreciate my 24 almost 25 years of marriage after experiencing divorce!

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  8. You and Tom are such a dynamic and wonderful pair! Thanks for sharing the love. Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!

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  9. sounds like you had the perfect day. Enjoyed how you compared your marriage to a box of chocolates and chucked at the nutty part.

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  10. What a sweet thoughtful valentine. I know you enjoyed your day and this has made mine more special.

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  11. You and Tom are so beautiful together. Wow! It’ll be 50 next year. I’m wondering what you’ll both plan for that special day. Now you’ve got me wanting a box of Sees candy!

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