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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Post: Loving through the tough times.

We all know Valentine's Day is a commercial day. An exercise that enables the retail industry to cash in a little more.

Nevertheless, when I think of Valentine's Day, I usually think of childhood love - those moments in school when you were wondering what you'd get from your boyfriend, or if you didn't have one, what you might receive from a secret admirer. And then you tried not to look gutted if you received nothing, lol.

Lately, at the age of 34, I now think of Valentine's as an opportunity to thank the one you're with. True love is not flowers and roses and chocolates, or jetting off to romantic destinations, or the special, expensive dinner... It is surviving the tough times. It's knowing that there will be ups and downs; that relationships will have rocky moments. It's trusting someone enough to allow them to see you at your darkest, or most vulnerable, and realising that you are still loved even after it all, and understanding that you would do the same for them.

It's been a tough three months. There have been illnesses within the family, a passing away, and an indication that the next year will be incredibly hard.

So, Happy Valentine's Day to Alastair, the love of my life. I know that you are the love of my life, because we've been through shitty times as well as through golden moments ... and survived. I'm glad you're still here :)

Dianna xxx

1 comment:

  1. Amen to that.

    My plans tonight involve getting a Chinese takeaway with two awesome female relatives. ;-P

    I'm thankful for everyone in my life. All my family and friends and the awesome people I continue to meet.

    Hope y'all have a fab day! xxx