I really wanted to be part of the Fire and Ice Blog Hop with Ali @ My Guilty Obsession and lucky for me I have several romance writers in my life. For the next few days let’s tap their source of inspiration, and read their reflections on Valentine’s Day.
Please welcome Terri Rochenski, author of Alone No More:
What I do for my Valentine
Valentine’s Day used to be a dozen roses delivered to my work and being the envy of the office. It used to be candlelit dinners, the quiet sharing of our day over a meal I didn’t have to make. It was gifts and long love making whenever and wherever we wanted.
Then came kids.
Roses? Dinner out? Um … no. I can’t remember the last time THAT happened. Besides, it’s cheaper to eat at home when you’re saving for three college tuitions.
Chocolates? A bottle of vino? In my dreams. If any candy or goodies comes home in the hub’s hands, it’s for the little girls. Or himself. 😉
I at least make it a point to pick out the best card I can find, one that says exactly what I’m thinking—about our every growing love, how blessed I am to have found him, and other such sappy words that bring tears to my eyes. If I’m feeling especially driven, perhaps I’ll bake some cookies and have our girls decorate them with pink frosting and sprinkles.
Quiet time comes after the girls & the Little Man are in bed and sleeping, but by that time my own eyelids are heavy, my body and mind ready to shut down.
Love making? We steal intimate moments when we can, just not as much or always in the ways we used to.
Do I wish for days long past? Would I change things?
No. I have the love of my life with me, and he’s given me the best gifts ever—three little yummies.
So these days it’s an exchanging of cards, a stolen smooch to make the girls giggle, and remembering how blessed we are to have found each other.
How about you? Enjoy any special Valentine’s Day traditions? Love those sappy cards?
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