–By Brandi from Blicious by Brandi
The fun twist? I want to hear these stories in 100 words! Doesn’t that sound like fun, friends? I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to email me (mellow1422 [at] aol [dot] com), and look for stories next week! Are you in the Valentine’s spirit yet? xoxo
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When Melissa asked me to write a few words for her Valentine’s love column, I gladly agreed. Then I spent the next week hemming and hawing about what to write. I couldn’t think of anything that would be “Valentine worthy.” But, then I got to thinking: Isn’t a marriage that lasted almost 25 years and produced two beautiful children enough to call it a love story? And, isn’t a marriage where my husband rubbed my back every single night for those 25 years enough for a love story? What about the memories I carry close to my heart, even today, almost 9 years after his death? All the days spent in the hospital with Melissa during her 26 surgeries ought to qualify us for some sort of place in the annals of devotion! Being able to be with Brian every single day for 4 months during his cancer treatment was indeed a gift for our marriage. Even the ordinary days were special when we were together. There was always laughter in our home and hearts. Even today, long after I ceased being a wife, I can feel him with me every day. I guess ours is a Valentine-worthy love story after all! Happy Valentine’s Day, Brian.
–By Sharon, mother of the blogger
Love is the little things he does without me asking: Putting my phone in the charger before we go to bed, filling up my water bottle, rubbing my back whenever I’m on my stomach and checking the lock on the doors at night to keep his family safe. Every action and every word from him is a gesture of love, and I have never gone a day without feeling completely and utterly loved by him.
–By Tiffany from Dancing Branflakes
My guy and I have been together for almost 9 years. He has supported me, loved me and held me through every crisis. I don’t tell him enough that he is everything to me. We have a daughter (Ellie, 7), and seeing them together only makes me love him more. He’s goofy, he snores, his feet smell and I wouldn’t have him any other way! He works hard, he accepts me for all my faults and he still makes me laugh like it’s the very first time. I’m so grateful to have him in my life!