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julie portrait3BW[From Julie] So, it’s Valentine’s Day today.  You would expect a marriage blog to have a post on a day like today so this is our attempt.  For those of you who don’t know us, we aren’t an overly sentimental couple that really places high value on any particular day.  We tend to be a more “express your love for each other regularly and don’t wait for the special occasions” type of couple.  In fact we aren’t even a card, flower or chocolate buying type of couple (however you can’t ever go wrong with chocolate).  It actually means more to me when Noel comes home with flowers in the middle of November when it’s completely out of the blue or he takes me out for a date night or plans an overnight getaway.  I love that he thinks of me regularly and he doesn’t just save it for the socially appropriate occasions.  Having said that, a little romance is never a bad thing.

I would encourage all of you to celebrate your lover today.  Make a special dinner, make a card, look amazing, do something unexpected.  It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy.  Just something that says I’m thinking about you.  Valentine’s day is all about romantic love.  So while it is fine to help the kids make their valentines or make goodies for their class party, your focus needs to be your spouse today.  You love everyone else in your life but you only ‘romantically’ love your spouse.  That’s what today is all about.  Celebrate that kind of love.  Mother’s day and Father’s day is to celebrate love from your kids but today is a day to focus on that very special relationship you have with your spouse.  Make each other a priority.  Make it fun and express yourself.  Love makes the world go ’round, after all.

I have a good idea.  Get ready everyone.  We’re going to use today, Valentine’s Day as the start of our first Seven Day Challenge of 2013!  Your welcome.  Have a great week everybody.


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