Valentine's Day is fast approaching and couples are scrambling to think of that one perfect evening to celebrate. I have a double dilemma. My husband's birthday is February 13, so I have to think of something special to celebrate both occasions. Most years, he gets a combo gift and dinner out. And this year is no different. I bought his gift last night and we have reservations for three at Maggiano's on the twelfth. Yes, I said three. My youngest daughter wants to help her daddy celebrate his birthday, and after thirty years of marriage, I'm have no plans to make Valentine's Day the most romantic evening ever. Because in my opinion, romance is often spontaneous and not planned at all.
We held hands, talked, and shared a kiss as we watched the sun splash mauve, pink and orange across the water. It turned into a very special evening without any preparations at all.
Love isn't always about lingerie and roses. Sometimes, it's just a word or a touch that set the heart on fire, and those spur of the moment decisions can turn into a beautifully romantic evening if we just let it.