Why do we need just one day to celebrate the love in our lives?
In honor of this silly holiday, though, I did get Caderyn some treats and make him a tasty breakfast that we shared. He wasn't all that interested in it and I had to feed him most of it...that was romantic too.
Last year for Valentine's Day, Jeff was thousands of miles away at basic training and we weren't able to talk. I don't really remember what I did. I think Caderyn and I ate cupcakes and I might have drank some wine or something.
This year...I am without my love again. He is only 114 miles away in Missoula, though, and we are able to talk. So I guess it's a little better. He did send me a romantic text message telling me he loved me...and then he followed that with another one saying he wouldn't really be able to talk today because he was super busy with ROTC and school. Pshaw.
But that's okay. I don't need him to call me, gushing to me of his eternal love. About how he would give me the moon if he could and fight of a thousand dragons just to prove his commitment.
He showed his love for me by marrying me and joining life with me. By giving me children and loving them. He shows his love by working hard, harder than anyone I know and then making scary, but confident life changes like joining the military and going back to school for a Master's Degree.
Jeff's love is in his desire for improvement and to better himself, challenge himself, and to care for his family and want the best for them.
And I show my love by being patient with him...oh so very patient. Did I mention patience?
All photos were taken by my friend Lisa. If you like what you see click on her name, I've linked you.