Tom and I have been going on these dates lately, with each other of course. And it has been fun getting dolled up and going out with the intention of getting to know each other better. A good marriage doesn't just happen - it's hard work - all the time. I don't ever want our marriage to reach a point where we're just co-existing.
Technically it's not really Valentine's Day for us. Tom has RUF tonight, so we're going out on a date on Wednesday night. But anyway, do you know that I love him? It's not the same love that I had for him as when we were dating. I think I "for real" love him now.
AND He loves me pretty much always. He offers to go to the grocery store for me even when I don't ask him to. He cooks for me. He spent his entire January FF taking me out to dinner. He puts up with all my crazy moods and loves me despite what a jerk I can be to him sometimes. He bought me flowers and wrote a note to me last week asking if I'll be his Valentine. He'll eat pizza over and over and over again because he knows how much I love it. He doesn't mind that I use his deodorant. He supports my craftiness. He gets in bed before me and warms my spot when it's super cold. I think he "for real" loves me too.