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Valentine

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My husband Robert and I will celebrate our 28th anniversary this year. If you count the two years we dated before our wedding, we’ve been together for a total of 30 years.

We decided sometime early on in our relationship that celebrating Valentine’s Day really wasn’t that important to either of us.

While my husband and I will usually get a card and write something personal to mark the occasion, there are no big celebratory plans.

It has always been my opinion that if you present me with a gift just because a day on the calendar reminds you to say, “I love you;” it doesn’t mean that much to me.

I prefer to get flowers on any given Thursday, or any other day of the week, for absolutely no reason at all except he was thinking of me. And it occasionally happens.

I am certainly blessed beyond measure. Robert does so many “little things” on a regular basis.

During cold weather, he goes out and starts my vehicle, even turning on my seat heater so I’ll be warm when I leave for work. He also checks the oil, often fills my gas tank, and generally takes care of the vehicle so I don’t have to. He likes to make sure I’m safe since I travel nearly half-an-hour to work each day. Of course, that makes me feel special, too.

Robert also cooks dinner on a regular basis since I have to commute to work and he is frequently close to home. Yes, men can cook. At least mine can.

There is so much that my husband does for me that I know I am absolutely spoiled and loved, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year.

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