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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day // Put Your Da*n Phone Away!

Happy Valentine's Day or not if you don't believe in celebrating, which is totally ok. I have always loved Valentine's Day, not because of the flowers, candy, and gifts, but because it's one day to really remind your significant other that you truly love them. Now you may be thinking, "they know and I know so I don't need a day to remind or be reminded." That may be true, but if you really think about it, do you really remind your significant other that you truly love them and vice versa?

Being a millenial, yes I am one of those annoying people and you are too if you were born after 1981, we are SO wrapped up in ourselves and social media that we often forget to show our love to those that really matter. I am guilty of it, my husband is guilty, and you probably are too. I am not saying that it's necessarily a bad thing, but don't you find it a little disturbing that we long for "likes" and "loves" from other people sitting behind that computer and cell phone, while the person that truly matters it sitting right beside you?! Ringing a bell, yet?

My husband and I have been together almost 12 years and a majority of those years, he has shown his love a little more than usual on Valentine's Day by spoiling me with flowers and candy. Did you notice I said a majority? Yeah, trust me, they all haven't been pretty. Just a couple years ago, I didn't want any flowers, candy, or even him to look at me on Valentine's Day. Marriage is so damn hard especially when one is only thinking of themselves and going through a terrible time in their life. Just when life feels like it is over, you have great life changing experience that brings you and you husband back together and stronger than ever. Amazing isn't it?!

Marriages aren't supposed to be perfect because they would be boring. You will have arguments, life issues, people who are against you (who really have no room to talk because there are some huge skeletons in those closets that would ruin their marriage), but then you have high moments that make it better again. That's life. That's marriage.

This post is not meant to make you feel like a bad wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend, but just a friendly reminder that even though you may think your Valentine knows you love them, remind them. Get her those grocery store flowers (may fav), write her a sweet message in a card, remind him how amazing he is (men love hearing that lol), buy him that cool new gadget he has been talking about. Better yet, just put your damn phone away and show them, tell them how much they mean to you. That truly is the best gift you could give someone.

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!


Jen Miracle
Mariah said...

Yes!! I am so guilty of this! My husband and I were just talking about how we need to step up our marriage game and get off our phones... Thank you for being honest and vulnerable!

Unknown said...

This was awesome, I think we all could use a little more time off our phones :)