You can count me as one of those guys who never really understood Valentines Day. It seemed like a corporate created holiday to sell cards, flowers, candy, and stuffed animals. Why do we need a day to say I love you? Shouldn't we be doing that every day? Do we really need cliched gifts and Hallmark memorabilia shoved down our throats?
I have to say that I've changed my mind a bit on the subject. With a baby/toddler in our lives the marriage relationship doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. The cycle is work, child, chores rinse repeat. By the time Braden goes to bed there are only a couple hours left in the day for me and Arica. By then we are worn out, especially Arica. How she keeps up with that whirling ball of energy we call Braden is a mystery to me. I would be a more capable replacement for a brain surgeon than for her. I could never do her job.
That is why I am now glad that there is a Valentines Day. It is nice to have an extra day to remember Arica and all that she does for me and Braden. I wish I could say that I treat her like every day is Valentines Day, but that is just not true. Because of all she does and all I don't do, I am really happy to have another special day this year to show her how much I care.
So with that I want to say Happy Valentines Day Arica! I love you.