Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Most Important Gift for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

All over the country men and women exchange gifts and cards supposedly to show their love. In all of our 45 years of marriage I never expected a gift from my husband on Valentine's Day. He always took time to find me the perfect card, and I was happy he even remembered. When we first married he sometimes gave me candy in a heart shaped box and we picked through the cheap chocolates to find the ones with nuts. 

One day in the year should not be used to measure the love between two people. I am amazed when I hear of all the angst this day causes, especially for men. 

It seems men feel they can't win on Valentine's Day. Flowers and candy are no longer enough. Women expect fancy gifts, diamonds, and such. But having to give some expensive present to show love is sad to me. 

What I would give to have just a hug and a big smile this Valentine's Day from the man I loved and still love.

Material things are of little importance when you weigh what really matters in life, and what matters when a life is taken away.


Pat Meece Davis said...

A very sweet post, Glenda! I'm so glad I got to meet Barry - enjoyed the dinner and laughs! Pat

Barbara Gabriel said...

I could not agree more strongly with the idea of what's really important. We've never spent a cent on valentine's cards or gifts. Not that we don't celebrate our love with cards, we just choose to do that on our terms, not Hallmark's.

DJan said...

Hubby and I went to a movie and just got back. It's something I always enjoy doing together. Who needs candy when you've got love? :-)

Glenda Beall said...

Pat, I'm glad you and Barry met at the conference. Do you remember the year and the city? We had a great time that weekend. You and I met in front of an elevator and have been friends ever since.

Glenda Beall said...

Barbara, I am sure you and your guy know what is important in your relationship. I am happy for the two of you. True love, for sure.

Glenda Council Beall said...

DJan, going to a movie today is what BB and I might have done. Unless there was a golf match he had to see, but he could always record things and watch them later. We usually celebrated special days with a nice dinner out. We hardly ever went out for dinner otherwise, at least not after we moved to NC. Back in our youth, we had Friday night dates. Those were great times. I would advise all your marrieds to set aside a date night where you can be alone and with each other.