My Valentine

ByKaren

My Valentine

306085_10200107952451594_1449600771_nTwenty years ago this month, I received my first Valentine Bear and half a dozen roses from the love of my life. We had only been together for 3 weeks at the time, so it was like “shock and awe”. I wasn’t expecting anything. I slept with that bear EVERY NIGHT for the 4 and a half years before we got married.

To this day, David has always made sure that I had some sort of flowers or roses for Valentines. Since our “lean” months are in Winter, (he does mowing Spring – Fall, which is more income than his Fire Chief position), I’ve told him that he doesn’t have to order me roses or anything, because I totally understand the financial burden that extra expenses add to an already strapped budget.

  • He always makes sure that I am taken care of. If I need a new bra, he will make sure that I get a good one, because he understands that “good support” doesn’t come from just anywhere…
  • He understands the importance of having “good” pots and pans to cook with. Let’s face it, some of the ones out there are just not fit for food…
  • He know how hard it is to fight with my hair, so he made sure that I have a super duper hair straightener, that will actually work for my hair and not halfway do the job of it’s intent…
  • He makes breakfast every Sunday morning, before church, because he understands how long it takes Mommy to not only get herself ready, but fix both girls hair, make sure the boys look decent, steam anything with wrinkles, and go through at least a dozen outfits before finally going back to the first one I had picked out, and of course, the kids have to eat…
  • He helps wash the laundry because with 6 of us, it can get out of hand pretty fast…
  • He is the spiritual leader of our home and the “bread winner” that definitely puts his family first, after God of course…

I can not complain. I have the best support system in my very own home! I’m pampered and loved by the best Valentine that a gal can have.

By the way, I still have that very first, worn and tattered Valentine Bear…

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About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.

  • Stephanie

    What a blessed woman you are!!! I’m so thankful that God knows who our other half is and has a perfect plan for helping us find our perfect mate. I couldn’t imagine doing life with anyone else other than my Valentine!! My husband and I will be celebrating 6 years this June and my, how the time has flown!!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your sweet husband!

  • Teresa

    You are so lucky to have a guy that takes such good care of you. And knows how to give good gifts. I hope its not an indication that I’m shallow, but when I took a test on my “love language” (book by Gary Chapman) I discovered receiving gifts and words of affirmation were tied for first. This has inspired my penny-pinching husband to understand that candy, flowers and teddy bears are just as important as practical things like good pots and pans. Your wonderful hubby seems to understand the necessity for both too. Kudos to him and happy valentines day to both of you.