It is the day of Mandatory Love. Why say it just one day a year?
I enjoy getting a box of chocolates as much as the next person. It always gets shared and passed around. But NEVER on Valentines Day. A dozen red roses? Not from Dragon and not on the day of mandatory love.
Dragon loves me every second of every day of the year. He gives me "I love you" presents all year long. Rose bushes I can plant and enjoy, chocolates and pretty dresses. Symphony tickets and picnics in the mountains. He walks in the door with little presents for me almost every week. When asked why, Dragon says "because I love you."
No, he doesn't completely ignore the day of mandatory love. He understands that it means something to me. However, he doesn't go all out to say "I love you" on this one day of the year. He proposed to me under the stars, February 14, 1994. It was his way to make the day special to both of us.
Why does valentines day come on a short paycheck month anyway? The heating bill is the highest it gets and the paycheck it at its lowest. With three birthdays in one month, extra expenses and a smaller than normal paycheck, I'm ok with a simple "I love you" on this day.
Tonight, under the stars, he will again say those words to me. That is what makes this day special. But then, that is what makes all the other days of the year special too.
Ps. With my baby brother getting married soon, my Dragon has been talking to him almost every day. Mentoring him and helping him to understand his role in marriage. BB does not understand his role as leader of his new family. Sooo. Dragon is working on an email to him about leadership in the family. He will post it to his blog when he is done.
Yippee! ! ! A Dragon post! ! !