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Feb 15

4 Things I Got Right This Valentines Day

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Yesterday was Valentines Day.  Yesterday was also the anniversary of the legend of the green hippo.  If you don’t know that story or want another opportunity to laugh at me, feel free to read it again in Sex, Lies & the Truth – Pt 3 of 3 – The Truth.

I’m trying to grow up, grow more appreciative, take my Valentine less for granted, show the love I think of, feel the love that lives within and follow her example of generosity.

I worked a fourteen-hour day yesterday, but I still got a couple things right.

4 Things I Got Right

1.  I reminded my Valentine how much I appreciated her.

2.  I received her gift warmly; and then ate some of the chocolate.

3.  I did not demand anything of her.

4.  I was smart enough to ask what color roses she wanted.  The secret was out, but at least I learned that even though her favorite color is yellow, on Valentines Day her favorite color roses is red.

We’ve been going out for 9561 days now.  How?  I am continually looking to improve as a Valentine.  I know she deserves better than what I bring.  So, my self-improvement plan includes asking God for help: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” 1

This is my struggle.  This is mysilentscream.

 

1 – Psalm 51:10, NIV

Bring on the comments

  1. Awwww, good job Scott. Isn’t it fun to learn something new about your wife even after all these….days? I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn and grow with Aaron. I am sure the eating chocolate part for you was a tough one…just saying!

  2. MMMmmm, chocolate!
    Yes, Angi, it’s stunning how often I have to learn or be reminded about details and preferences about someone I am so close to.
    It’s bewildering at times.

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