Ben and I aren't big on Valentine's Day. In fact the past 2 years I've made it very clear that I don't want to exchange any sort of gifts. I've always felt that appreciation should be given year round. Ben is wonderful about that, he'll come home with a little treat or flowers if he knows I've had a rough day.
It's easier to not have to worry about getting something for Valentine's Day, but I think we both love that we both feel the other appreciates them all year round.
So last night when I told Ben I wanted to get a book for the Nook he asked me if it was for Valentine's Day. No, I wanted to get "Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy". Since Garrett has been born I haven't had much time to read but I wanted...no, I needed to read this. Last night I read through about a third of the book. Geralyn Lucas so wonderfully expresses the way I'm feeling. She uses the right amount of seriousness, humour and candidness that make her relatable.
Once I'm done I'm having Ben read this. I'm also recommending it to my mother and other family members. Now I just need to get myself some red lipstick.