Lots has been said by people about why they're glad to be single today, but I'd like to throw in some reasons I am glad for today: After 22 years of marriage, Valentine's Day has some different meaning.
There is anticipation, but not expectation of something romantic.
It doesn't have to be expensive, but it's nice if it is.
We don't (and won't) wait in line for an hour and a half, with reservations, to eat dinner. A simple dinner at home is sufficient. We can go out to eat any other night and make it just as romantic.
She's not my only Valentine....it's ok if I get Valentine's cards for my daughter, granddaughter and Mom. But she's my favorite and best Valentine and she knows it.
Knowing she still likes kissing me is enough.
We give each other cards because we want to, not because we want to.
When we sleep with each other we really sleep.
We say "I love you" because that's what we do every day anyway.
Before I sound like "the Last of the Great Romantics," let me just say that Linda and I are deeper in love than when we were when we first got married. Hell, we hardly knew each other when we first got married. It's taken a lot of years to grow in love and I can truthfully say I love her more today. We were talking about my trip to San Diego the other day.... she said she was going to miss me.
I asked her, "Why are you gonna miss this fat old cranky Meskin guy, anyway?"
"Because you're MINE," she replied.
Makes sense to me. That's what makes me want to come home.
I love you, Linda....Happy Valentine's Day.