Tim is one smart cookie.
Let me tell you why.
Today is pink-paper-heart day. The holiday of love. The most romantic day of the year.
Today, sweethearts everywhere snuggle into tiny booths in crowded restaurants, yelling a conversation over the din.
Today, women everywhere sport beautiful new diamond jewelry and munch on delectable dark chocolates.
Today, card aisles everywhere gape big, toothless, sold-out grins at desparate last minute shoppers.
Today, counters everywhere sprout beautiful spring gardens and florists everywhere collapse in utter exhaustion promptly at 9.
Except at our house. At our house, the day has come and gone. Leftovers from Tim’s favorite supper are long since cooling in the refrigerator. Rooms are quiet, curtains drawn, doors locked. All is safely gathered in—except the hard-working, tired, supperless man of the house himself, whose day’s work is unexpectedly extending far past its normal bounds.
But Tim’s no dummy, and he prepared even for such an unexpected and unheard of catastrophe as missing pink-paper-heart day.
He didn’t wait until today to say I Love You. He made sure his sweetheart knew it yesterday. And the day before yesterday, too, for good measure. And the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that…and even the day before that.
What a smart man he is.
I’m so thankful he’s my valentine.