Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day !

In elementary school I loved Valentine's Day. Back then, it meant bringing home cheap, supermarket bought Valentine's cards, that were exchanged just before the classroom party...and that meant cupcakes, fruit punch, and heart shaped candies...you know the ones right? Those chalky, pastel hearts that were stamped with expressions of love...Mmm, good times!

As an adult, it never really meant that much to me. I saw through the commercialism of it all & didn't buy into it. Although, I have enjoyed many a Valentine's Day themed candy year after year, but I digress.

Looking back at V-Day 2007, I wasn't really feeling the love then. For me, it was a day of reflection on how I was so damn tired of playing the dating game, and not getting much out of it. I realized that I had said goodbye to my twenties a long time ago, and I questioned whether or not I'd find someone to love (and someone to love me back equally)...I shivered at the idea that I may have to give that notion up & lower my standards...and to settle for someone that'd be mere companionship...how do you say in your language: drama queen?

But a lot can happen in a year's time. In regards to my love life, I'm in a very different place this year. I found someone that I've been waiting a lifetime for, someone that makes me quiver with goosebumps when I look across the room at, someone that "gets me" & all of my quirks, someone that makes me laugh like no other has, someone that makes my toes curl & my heart pound, someone that I'm so damn proud of...and yes, someone that I want to spend the rest of my life with.

For the very first time, in my 40 years, I'm in love.

Happy Valentine's Day!

18 comments:

Paul said...

You sure know how to make a gurl cry! Tears of joy though! I'm the luckiest man in the world to have found such a wonderful man to make my life complete & full of happiness! This is the first valentine's day I've ever experienced that I have truly been in love. I look forward to many happy years growing old with you! (Thats a long time from now!)We have so many wonderful dreams we want to share together. I love you more than you can ever imagine, Happy valentines day sessy!!!

Shirley Heezgay! said...

happy valentine's day to you two!

Alex said...

Hey Chris, I am glad that you and Paul are so happy together. Thanks for making my bud one lovesick fool :) Hope you two have a great romantic day!

Alex

J. David Zacko-Smith said...

Funny how so many of us have had similar Valentine's Day memories and experiences . . . have a GREAT one and congratulations on being in L-O-V-E! *WOOF*

M- Filer said...

Well done Christopher! Happy Valentines day to both of you...reading your post was the first time I thought of Valentines Day as anything more than a stupid, contrived holiday for straight people.

I think I need a tissue.

Michael Guy said...

I send every good wish to you two lovebirds..today, and every day!

That's awesome! HUG!

Greg said...

That was so sugary sweet, I may need to see the dentist. I am happy for the two of you, though. :)

Scot said...

You guys seem really great together. But Bakersfield and Long Beach??? Does that mean you'll be moving to my neck of the woods to be in between, or are you going to leave that job yuo hate so much to be nearer the man you love so much? No need to answer as I'm being incredibly nosey.

WAT said...

I'm jealous! But congrats indeed. Will I ever settle tha f*ck down already?!

nikoeternal.com said...

Lucky U!

franck said...

Drama queen in my language is relnicht, but that's completely beside the point. The point is that I'm happy that you're happy.

Kris said...

Awww, I'm really glad to hear this. Happy for you both, Congrats!!

Mark in DE said...

A very happy Valentines day to you!!!

Mark :-)

cb said...

Thanks for rubbing it in.

Oh, and thanks for reminding me of grade school when I could go home with an empty sack because nobody gave me valentines cards.

Christian said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day to you guys!!

D-Man said...

High fashion where I live is anything clean and untorn.

D-Man said...

I was traumatized in second grade when I handed a valentines to a girl and she handed it right back and said "Eeeew." Little bitch.

Jules said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

OH GOD!!! That's soooo wonderful, Topher!!!