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  • Writer's pictureM. Flagg Lewis


Every year I feel this immense pressure to have this amazing Valentine's Day. I'm not even sure why. I suppose it's because Matt set the bar very high back when we were first dating. I still remember the year he over nighted lobster from Maine because I'd never had it before. It was beautifully generous and the lobster delicious. There was also the year he gave me pearls because he remembered a line from a movie I quoted that "every girl needs a set a pearls." These grand romantic gestures are just one of the reasons I am head over heels for my husband. And every day he gives me more and more reasons to fall in love with him again and again (I know super sappy stuff). However my all time favorite was when he bought me flowers for the first time in 9 years of being together last Valentine's Day.

Truth is we don't need the grandiose or the over the top. Those gestures are wonderful and make us feel loved. The memories of those moments we would never trade; but it's the time spent together sharing our talents with one another that make the holiday of hearts worth it(at least for me).

This year we have no clue what we're going to do (or I have no clue what Matt is planning). We have zero plans and I gotta say its kinda wonderful. The idea of doing nothing or be completely surprised is nice. A wise man once told me that, "some surprises are good" (in fact Matt said this to me the week before he finally proposed).

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