valentines day roses

So often I get caught up in the business of life that I forget just what the most important things are! Have you ever been there? I’m guessing that’s why there are holidays like Valentine’s Day; to allow us to take a break from our usual routines and reflect on the truly important things in our lives.

As I reflect on what’s truly important, I have to say that love is definitely one of the most important things in my life. I’m not a gushy romantic type of guy, just ask my wife! 🙂  But I do love her and my sons and consider them all a gift from God.

My wife and I met through the Internet and got to know each other through computer chatting and phone calls and messenger programs. Being a computer geek, I was able to hep her get a microphone and set it up so that we could talk via the computer and save money by not using the phone line.

After visiting each other a few times, our love for each other grew and she moved to the USA from Brasil (that’s how they spell it!) and we got married shortly thereafter. The advantage of an online relationship in my opinion is that you actually get to know the other person, without having all the physical distractions. We shared what we liked and didn’t like and talked about important things that were happening in our lives and over the course of more than 2 years, we got to know each other very well.

I can tell you that when we finally did meet in person, I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty she was. And she still is! We’ll be married for 12 years this April and the time flies by, but she’s as nice and as beautiful as the day I met her.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of her.

my lovely wife

my valentine

valentine

She is my wife, so I don’t need to ask her to be my Valentine! 😉  But I will ask anyway, just to hear her say “yes”!

If you haven’t guessed, the answer as to why I love Valentine’s Day is that I get to tell my wife that not only do I love her, but I’m so glad she’s my Valentine!

So no matter what you do to celebrate the day or whatever gift you may give, remember to tell your Valentine that you love them.

And a Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!