I did not demand them but for nine years in a row I received roses on Valentine’s Day. During those nine years my husband was part of a family greenhouse business that grew roses for the cut flower market. I always appreciated these flowers, but there is something I appreciate even more.
Since 2001, my husband has been giving me the same Valentine card every year. Well, not exactly the same card. You see, he adds a new 2-4 lines, often poetic ones, to it each year. When he started this tradition, he instructed me as follows:
Please do not fail
To return this card,
But not in the mail
Now, each year I receive the card, I can reread the verses from the previous years and relive some of the circumstances that inspired those rhymes. Words of affirmation are very meaningful to me and are the way I receive love the best. I love it that my husband speaks my language!