14 Days of Love

I realize Valentine’s Day has passed, but stay with me…that is where this story begins…..

Michael and I have now had more than 30 Valentine’s Days together. Wow! That being said we don’t celebrate much. Well, we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day much. Michael isn’t a big gift giver…there I said it. Whew! So, although I am more likely to give gifts rather than receive gifts Michael does so so much for me! Trust me..we are good!

Ok….Back to the story. I think one reason we don’t celebrate it much is that it can seem commercial or forced. Right? Think about it. So I decided to make it new and original for us. From February 1st to February 14th Michael received some sort of gift each  day.

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There were cards. One even included Math. My love should never be questioned..

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There were several sweet treats. This is all that is left.

I streamered the inside and part of the outside of his truck while he was at work one day.

Instead of a dozen roses I delivered an arrangement of a dozen lottery scratch off cards.

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I had this sweet canvas made for him.

He also received a private gift, but that is none of your bees wax! wink wink

And on the 14th I gave him the gift I was proudest of. As a child I loved the Justice League. Mostly I loved, well still love, the Wonder Twins. Anytime something silly or tragic or competitive comes up Michael and I say “Wonder Twin powers activate” and then we bump fists. Kind of like a 1,2,3…Go!

I emailed my friend Neal Campbell and told him the story. He designed the t shirts and placed them in his virtual store for me to order. You can check out his graphics here. Really fun stuff there.

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It was a glorious morning after Michael opened the package. We laughed and bumped fists and danced and even shed a few tears.

So after the celebration and as we were cooking breakfast Michael gave ME a gift!!! A weekend getaway in our favorite cabin in Eureka Springs. We request the same one every time even though they have built newer ones over the years.

This was maybe 6 or 7 years ago.

This was maybe 6 or 7 years ago.

Well….that brings us to the present…the now!! That weekend away?? It’s THIS weekend! I am more than excited to go away for a few days and unplug with my best friend.

I enjoyed doing the 14 days of love for and with Michael. I gave no thought to receiving a gift in return…..but BONUS….I did!!!!!

Go love BIG and enjoy life.

Be you. Be beautiful. Be imperfect.

Sam ?

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