Valentine’s morning is frosty and clear
So clear I see my breath,
Hear frozen cracklings underfoot,
While watching you scrape the icy veil,
Clearing the windows for a clean view,
Allowing you to make it safely to work.
I return to warmth and furry friends
Already missing you.
I see the handmade gift you made me,
A cardboard heart with a question and words of love.
The sun shines on deep red roses
In an elegant vase bought years ago.
I imagine the vase rejoicing
As it has long sat empty and now
It is serving beauty once again.
With your gifts and question
You spoke of loving feelings, tender intentions,
And a wish that we might put our feet on a spiritual path
That deepens loving connection.
This evening we will celebrate
With other couples dedicated
To each other and their coupleships.
We will share with each other,
Working on healthy communication, true intimacy,
And ways to deepen our bonds together,
A wonder filled opportunity.
I spoke my answer to your question
And will now write it here, Beloved Husband.
Yes, I will be your valentine.
With gratitude in my heart
I can say I have loved you from the beginning
And continue to love you in the present.
My prayers are that we take
A spiritual journey together,
Deepening our compassion, kindness, love,
And feelings of gratitude for all we have,
Including each other.
Happy Valentine’s Day
From your beloved wife, Raven!
May your Valentine’s Day be filled with gratitude, compassion, love, and kindness.
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!