It is Valentine’s Day today. A “Hallmark Holiday” as I’ve often heard it called. My husband always bought me the biggest card he could find and sometimes even, he would make his own. Over the years we learned it wasn’t about Valentine’s Day – it was about every day. Loving each other deeply and respectfully 365 days a year.
Today my Facebook memories gave me a reminder of one of our Valentine’s Day from 6 years ago. A day that I hated and loved but today it hurts more than ever that he had to endure the chemotherapy that poisoned him but did nothing to stop the growth of his aggressive, rare cancer, appendix cancer. To this day, given his pathology and testing to ensure the drugs he was treated with would benefit him, I will never understand why it did not at least slow down its growth.
Love. Valentine’s Day. Memories. These are what remain.
Please love your partner, your soul mate – the one who completes you, every single day. Life is fleeting.
Today I leave you with a love letter that my dear husband wrote to me as he was dying because This is Love:
Tonight I will be sleeping with my heart wide open.