One of my favorite Valentine's Day memories goes all the way back to our freshman year of college. Since the first week of school, we were the best of friends. We did everything together. We walked to the dorm next door for breakfast every morning, played Mario Kart, laughed together, played Texas Hold'em, got ice cream at the student union, listened to our friends on the radio every Monday night, went to the drive-in theater, took a taxi to Walmart every Saturday for our weekly grocery trip, had snowball fights, went to dinner every night at the dorm next door, played frisbee, made fun of my roommate's boyfriend, did homework together, watched movies....you name it, we did it.
I showed interest in that stupid Star Wars computer game and football just because you liked them. You showed interest in my scrapbooks, those ridiculous on campus "activity nights", and mix CD's just because I liked them. I went to your band concerts and dressed up as you for Halloween and you waited for me while I got my ice cream cone after dinner every night when everyone else walked ahead.
After several months, you were ready for more, but I was perfectly content with being your best friend. We played a game of cat and mouse for another month or two and then something changed inside of me on Valentine's Day. We were in your dorm room, just me and you, watching a movie while everyone else in your hall went out with their dates or played video games. I fell asleep on your roommate's bunk and you sat quietly and watched me sleep (you told me later that you could have watched me sleep for hours). I woke up an hour later and at that moment, I realized that something was different. All I remember thinking was that there was no one I would rather be with on that special day than you. I was happy, content, and without even realizing it at the time, falling in love. A few short months later we officially started dating and the rest is history!
Thank for Valentine for being my best friend, for waiting patiently for me, for making me laugh so hard that I cry, and for making memories like these with me that will last us a lifetime. Happy Valentine's Day :)
I can't leave without sharing my Valentine's Day dinner outfit from Saturday night with all of you. I didn't love it as much as I loved this outfit, but I still felt pretty and my husband liked it, which is all that really matters :)