Romance is not dead, it just isn't always in the traditional "Hollywood" form. Michael and I spent most of Sunday relaxing. I took a nap, he played on the computer. We had incredible conversation and shared lots of ideas. To me sometimes, romance is a good, intelligent conversation that shares ideas and thoughts. We went shopping and Michael tagged along with real interest at a local craft store and then we went for a nice dinner. After three years and our fourth Valentine's Day, we were relaxed and comfortable with each other. I forgot my make-up and jewelry; we forgot the camera. But it doesn't matter. I watched him across the table and loved him for how he really is to me. When we got home, I gave him this card and he gave me 18 beautiful yellow roses and a new bathroom scale. While many will say that is not romantic, it was. I've been working on eating healthier and loosing weight since the last week of December and only a man who really loves me, REALLY listens to me everyday, and supports me in my efforts would think to get me something as practical and thoughtful as a scale. That is romance in the highest form; not the Hallmark/commercial romance. That is the kind of romance that says I really care what you care about and I love you.
Happy Valentine's Day, 2010.