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Jennies Journey

Valentine's Day elusive for some

In just two days sweethearts will be exchanging chocolates, cards, flowers and sharing kisses over candlelit dinners across the nation.

I understand Valentine's Day is a day in which we can make that special someone in our life feel special and I have always wanted to be the recipient of a nice bouquet of flowers or to be treated to a romantic dinner on the occasion.

However, Valentine's Day has been somewhat elusive to me most of my life. When I was growing up, the day was overshadowed by my sister's birthday. I also have a cousin who celebrates the day she was born on the very same date.

As an adult, I have a husband who dearly loves me, but sees the day as yet another commercial holiday. He views the occasion with apathy.

One year on Feb. 14, long before I ever entertained thoughts of marriage to anyone, the day was all I ever wanted it to be. I had a church date with someone I had just met. I didn't expect the day to be anything special since we only met the day before.

The guy surprised me with a single red rose and a card. After church, he took me to lunch. We didn't go anywhere fancy or romantic, but it was completely unexpected and that is what made the occasion memorable.

Now, I pepper my family with little trinkets to let them know they are special to me. I hold out hope that I might get a single red rose from my dearly beloved. I also eagerly anticipate that Valentine's Day when he might throw all caution to the wind and treat me to a romantic dinner.

I can keep dreaming, right?

No matter what Mike happens to do or not do for me this Valentine's Day, I do know he loves me regardless. He may not exhibit his heartfelt love in the way I would like him to, but he does so through the little, everyday things he does...So really, Valentine's Day is a year-round occurrence at our house.

- Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email

JMcGhan@DailySunNews.com

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