Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. So what’s your thoughts on today? A load of BS? Yes, I suppose to some extent it is just that. It’s obviously consumerism at it’s worst. A marketing ploy based around the assumption that we need a specific day to say I love you to the people that we should always tell that we love; we shouldn’t need a day dictated by Hallmark to do this. But you know what, life happens and in reality sometimes we forget to say these things. We forget to show those we love quite how much they mean to us. We forget to say thank you for all the little things that they do that we love and appreciate them for.
So here is my thank you to my husband for the things, both big and small, that I love him for but perhaps I don’t say as often as I should.
For 8 years of fun and endless adventures.
For asking me to marry you.
For making me smile, at some point, every single day.
For always being there when I need a shoulder to cry on or just a cuddle.
For knowing that pizza and prosecco will always cheer me up more than anything else.
For taking me on this adventure with you.
For not caring that I’m the world’s most unlikely housewife.
For not shouting at me when I buy more books, even when they no longer fit in the bookcase.
For giving me space when I’m homesick and nothing can console me.
For looking after me the next day when I’ve tried to drink like I’m 18 again and I forget that I can’t do that anymore. (Seriously though when will I realise this?)
For loving me, even when I’m not very loveable.
For making me laugh, really laugh. Having someone to laugh with is so important in life.
For reminding me daily, even on the days that I want to kill you, that I genuinely couldn’t live without you.
For cuddling me at night when I can’t sleep (that damn brain of mine always has too many tabs open).
For telling me that loving you “to the moon and back” isn’t very far. (It is so!)
For sharing my dreams and plans for the future.
For always insisting that you love me more. (You don’t, it’s not possible)
For helping me scratch off the map (literally) and create memories to treasure across the world.
For loving Max so much.
For always sharing my blog posts, that little gesture means so much to me.
For being my partner in absolutely everything.
For bringing me breakfast in bed while you watch early morning football.(I know this is only to keep me occupied so you get to watch your beloved Arsenal play in peace but that’s okay, its a win win situation)
For showing me that even when times get tough, that we’ll always have something worth fighting for.
For not getting annoyed when we watch a movie and I ask a million questions because I wasn’t paying attention at the start. (Every single time).
For carrying the 16 litres of bottled water home from the shop every week because I really hate the tap water (despite the fact that you think it tastes just fine).
For eating the vegetarian meals I cook even though I know you’d always rather have a steak.
For no longer even mentioning that our house is overrun with candles.
For buying me more candles (even in light of previous point) because you know how happy they make me.
For putting up with my hysterical tears every time I have to say goodbye to my Mum and Dad.
For spoiling me even when I’m sure I don’t deserve to be spoiled.
For listening to me rant on the days when I hate living here.
For not saying “I told you so” the following day (or sometimes just 30 minutes later) when I love living here again.
For being my partner, my best friend and my husband.
For just being you.
Happy Valentine’s Day xx
(Lastly thank you for not killing me for sharing this with the world…..the curse of a blogger wife)