|Honey, if I can’t make your favorite butterscotch pie for Valentine’s Day to celebrate. Instead, I present you with this photo of one that I had made many moons ago in the days when we ate sugar and flour and ingredients were available.
Over the decades, Valentine’s Day became a “Hallmark moment” during which I’d become totally entrenched in the process; cards, gifts, a heart shaped pan in which to bake a cake (yes, I had one of those!) or a special pie as shown. I’d make a gourmet dinner with fancy place settings and flowers on the table.
Now, all of that seems so far removed from our reality. In the places we have lived its been impossible to find the necessary ingredients to make the special meal befitting our way of eating, there isn’t a card shop within a two hour drive and we have no room for gifts in our luggage.
The alternative to feeling disappointed in this life we’ve chosen is simple; every day is a day of love. So, today I give this online card to my husband, lover, friend and traveling companion. I offer these words which is all that I can give, as we carry on our lives of travel. For those of our readers that have followed along with us, this will all make sense.
How We Share Our Love
Romantic notions, views of oceans, is how we share our love
Birds singing, church bells ringing, is how we share our love
Ships that sail, a stormy gale, is how we share our love
Security checks, broken steps is how we share our love
Power’s out, endless doubt, is how we share our love
Centipedes, constant needs, is how we share our love
Guards with guns, your silly puns, is how we share our love
Gluten free, a sight to see, is how we share our love
A flight delay, a humid day, is how we share our love
A lion roaring, a movie boring, is how we share our love
Outdoor living, kindness giving, is how we share our love
Broken PC, doesn’t blame me, is how we share our love
WiFi trouble, fees are double, is how we share our love
Memory making, pleasure taking, is how we share our love
Our stuff is gone, we continue on, is how we share our love
We don’t know when, it will ever end, is how we share our love
Happy Valentine’s Day to my love, to all of our family, old and new friends and to all of you.