Yes, I am head over heels, madly in love with my husband, and so I don’t mean to sound harsh to those who are finding themselves annoyed with all the red and pink hearts adorning the internet.
On the contrary.
Before I met Ryan I was never in a relationship on Valentines day and I’ll admit I was bitter. I hated knowing that couples were going out tonight on romantic dinner dates and exchanging their I love you’s. I found it hard to enjoy the day when love was all around me and I had no one to share it with.
But I do wish I had stepped out of my bubble of self pity on this love filled day to realize one simple fact:
While yes, my husband takes spot #1, there are so many other loves of my life that have stayed with me for years, some even decades.
I hope, whether or not you’re spending today with your beau, you can realize today isn’t just about one person. It’s about love. Period.
So take a moment to think about all the other loves of your life.
Here are just a few: