Ez and I will be spending Valentine's Day in the hospital having his femur pinned. It most definately isn't the way we would prefer to celebrate this special day for sweethearts, but we had to go with the surgeon's schedule. Since we really can't go out to eat anyway (it would require EZ to be sitting for way too long), we planned ahead, bought some things at Harris Teeter on sale, and decided to eat a lovely meal at home...a bit early. Saturday night we broke out the fancy glasses, cloth napkins, lap trays and candlelight, and celebrated; EZ in his recliner and me on the sofa (as side by side as we could get under the circumstances!). We thoroughly enjoyed our menu...especially the dessert. For me, it doesn't get much better than steak and lobster with twice baked potatoes! Everything tasted so delicious and we savored every bite and every moment of being together.
Afterward, we exchanged gifts and watched the movie Life As We Know It, together, by candlelight, in the comfort of our own home.
Sometimes circumstances force us to treasure what we CAN do, rather than what we can't. We certainly enjoyed our evening together here at home. We would both agree our love for one another is deeper and stronger today than it ever has been, in spite of, or maybe because of, the multiple myeloma. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Enjoy a special celebration with your loved one(s)... wherever that might be.