Today is my Sweetheart's birthday. After nine years of V-days together, I have gathered from him that nothing will inspire a dread of Valentine's day like being born on Valentine's day.
From the time we began dating, I would purchase him birthday gifts on this day and he would buy me flowers. I'll be honest, I have always felt guilty about receiving flowers on a day that should be all about him. (Though, I do enjoy receiving flowers, don't get me wrong.)
This year I heard on the radio, that flowers are practically given away on the day after Valentine's. While I should have realized this years ago, I rushed home to tell my Sweetheart that he wasn't to purchase me flowers on V-day and that if he enjoys buying me flowers that he should do it on the day after. He just smiled and pretty much stated that if it was what I wanted he'd do it. I guess we'll see if he sticks to this or not.
When we were having our family holiday pictures taken, I realized that I couldn't remember the last time that we had had a photo taken of the two of us; just the two of us. I was really pleased with the result.
Happy Birthday to my love! I hope it is a good one.