Well, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a holiday beloved or hated depending on the person. I still remember my first Valentines, the ones placed in the little mailboxes we would make in elementary school. Waiting to see if that one boy had given one to me was always a source of anxiety and sometimes, delight.
Of course, there were always those times that it was a source of despair, when my hoped-for Valentine wasn’t in the box.
Over the years, my Valentine’s wishes have changed. As a child or a young, unmarried woman, I always hoped for those chocolates, those roses,and the occasional piece of jewelry. Not getting some reminder of love on February fourteenth was a big deal. Then, I grew up. Oh, I still enjoy romantic gestures, but these days, I am very secure in feeling loved. I wouldn’t mind the odd bouquet of flowers now and then, but mostly I’d rather my Valentine fix my something for me (Honey, maybe that malfunctioning car sunroof?), although that’s been known to bring about a few surprises.
This Valentine’s Day, my true love and I are winging out way to Oklahoma City for a marriage workshop. We are getting the training to equip us to lead workshops and help others learn the communication skills that have been so valuable to us. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help other couples have many more happy Valentine’s Days.
So what about you? Valentine’s traditions? Love or hate relationship with the holiday? Tell us about it! And, if you’re in the mood for a free, fun, Valentine’s Day story, pop over HERE later and read my installment and all the ones before in an ongoing serial story from fourteen Love Inspired authors. In the meantime, Happy Valentine’s Day! And since I write historical romance, here’s a picture of a 1920’s silk-covered box of chocolates that my characters in Journey of Hope might have received on Valentine’s Day! (Um…, yeah, the candy is gone.)
Debbie Kaufman writes inspirational historical romance for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line. The fact that some of her books contain cannibals should be understood as an element of adventurous romance stories and should never misconstrued as a sign of a warped mind. Debbie insists she is as normal as everyone else. To decide for yourself, connect with her at her WEBSITE, LIKE her on Facebook, or go follow her on Twitter.