Oops, So It's Valentine's Day Once Again...  

DakR1972 45M   
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2/14/2006 1:46 pm

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Oops, So It's Valentine's Day Once Again...

Here we are on St. Valentine's Day, originally a celebration of a saint, but turned into an excuse for couples to fight with each other because someone forgot what day it was...again.

I've never been a big Valentine's Day fan. Not so much because of my poor memory, but more to the fact that I've never really had someone with which to celebrate it with. Of course, a few times, one year when I was married, a couple years when I was seriously dating a few years ago, but to be honest, it always felt like I was going through the motions. Not a serious investment in the "meaning" behind the actions.

This year is different. This is the fist time I've celebrated V-Day, in love, with someone who is literally half a world away. For some reason, the day finally has meaning, unfortunately, we can't be with each other yet. I really do wish she was here with me, or me with her over there. It would probably make this day even better. However, we've shipped gifts to each other. I got hers on Monday. Mine....

...whelp, mine wasn't shipped until Monday.

Yes, I suck.

It wasn't a matter of forgetting, actually I started getting her package together since before Christmas. When it came time to ship the package...money was far too tight. ($40 to ship a 4lb. package to Japan! $103 if I wanted 3 day delivery through "UHPS". ouch...) But she was happy to know it was on it's way, and seemed genuinely excited to know what I thought of her gifts. She baked me cookies (they're AWESOME) and sent my daughter a sweater and a new scarf. We got Japanese treats, snacks, sauces for pasta, and Fried Noodles, I got special chocolates, and a plate (which unfortunately met with a terrible fate in shipping..AKA: smashed).

It was a very good Valentine's Day, but to be honest, I'd have rather had her in my arms today. Cookies and chocolates and plate shards don't hold a candle to feeling her warmth next to me. I miss it so much even now. But in 10 months (hopefully less) we will see each other again.

In the mean time, I'm going to have another cookie.

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