Truth be told of love

Love isn't always what is depicted on celluloid and sometimes
it is.

Going out for a pizza when I really wanted a cheeseburger.

Telling your wife that she's more beautiful than ever when her hair has fallen out from chemo.

Routine without life feeling like a routine.

 Putting up with me once more saying,  "I told you that already".

 Having more hair in your ears than on your head.

Seeing past my age spots.

Hearing a noise and it didn't come from the dog.

Seeing my failures without pointing them out.

Saying, "Will you marry me" when I came as a packaged deal.

Never weary when asked over and over again, "Do I look fat?"

Love is.....
holding my hand until I took my last breath and left our world.

Love is a beach, make it one big sandbox of fun and fill it with love.

{go forth and live responsibly}
Valentines Day should be every day.

image credits; ameliakayphotography/etsy; afiorie/etsy; bomobob/etsy; JMBarclay/etsy;


Jg. for FatScribe said...

lovely thoughts, Deb. great personal pics as well. thx. ;)

vicki archer said...

Beautiful Deb....xv

24 Corners said...

Valentine's Day *should* be everyday!!
Deb! Your first image cracked me up and was so perfect as the Valentine's picture we're doing in class today is of two fishy's in love, in a fishbowl!
Wonderful, funny, very real, and very touching post on love...true love! The image of your parents is so fitting for today...and look at your lovely mother's dress...very romantic. ♥

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Scottish love!
xo J~

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Deb,
That was perfect. We have been married 35 years this year and we have NEVER celebrated Valentine's Day. Chris has always said that Valentine's Day is for unrequited love and that our's is requited. That's his excuse !!!! haha. I like to think that Valentine's Day is everyday ( well, most day's !!)
We must be psychic as I have just put my post up. We are obviously 'in tune'.
Enjoy the rest of this day of love. I am going to London for a couple of days, so will email when I get back. Lots of love. XXXX

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

It is the day-to-day that makes it so wonderful, even at 40 years now. Lovely post Deb and hope you are having a wonderfully romantic day. XO

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful and thoughtful post, Deb.
Hope that your Valentine's day is wonderful.

Renae Moore said...

What a sweet way with words....perfect sentiments of what love it! I hope you have had a fab day and are preparing a feast for your Valentine!

A Perfect Gray said...

precious and beautiful...

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

You stopped my heart a little! So wonderful... so good, Deb. Best love to you and your G + Buff + the packaged deal!! oxo B

Notes From ABroad said...

Wonderful, I just loved this !

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day!

Renée Finberg said...

is that pic of the mom and dad?
very sweet indeed.

hope you are not too sad.
hugs xxxx

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Best Valentine's Post I've read today...very true. Janell

quintessence said...

Such lovely thoughts with some classic Deb styled humor thrown in for good measure!! Btw - My husband calls the non dog noises barking spiders!! Wishing you a lovely evening!!

La Petite Gallery said...

I am living without LOVE and am surviving, well, my Dog lives me I think?
Loved the last comment Live


I Dream Of said...

Wow, this is the loveliest Valentine's post I've read. Thanks Deb!

Barbara said...

A beautiful post, Deb. And you are so right. Love is all the everyday things, every day of the year, over all the years.

joanna said...

this is just lovely, love the fishy pics and of course your personal one

warm wishes,

Punctuation Mark said...

hope you an amazing V-Day!!!

Karena said...

Really lovely Deb! Thank you for your friendship!

Happy Valentines!

Art by Karena

Haven and Home said...

Deb, so beautiful. This moved me, I am blown away!

Parisbreakfasts said...

WOW :)
Isn't THAT terrific!
merci carolg

Unknown said...

so nice!

Decor To Adore said...

Just imagine if everyone lived and loved like this. I try.


Tru dat! Lovely thoughts for us to ponder.....

SpryOnTheWall said...

So true and so beautifully said! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day Deb - you are one of the most special bloggers out there. Always first with a lovely comment and kind word! I appreciate it more than you know! xoxo

red ticking said...

so special... you... and this amazing post.... xoxo

French Basketeer.com said...

Deb, you know just how to cut to the essence! Wishing you a lovely day & week~

Mise said...

I do like Jacqueline's remark about Valentine's Day being for unrequited love only. I guess the requiting deepens and stabilizes with time, which gives rise to the truthful love you describe so well.

Design Elements said...

great images!

DolceDreams said...

Once again you have brightened my day!!! You are the best :) Too funny too true and well put!
Thanks for the well wishes, am finally on the road to recovery and it feels great to feel good again ~ the little things in life....
xo Nathalie

Anonymous said...

Valentine's is over now, but this was such a lovely post. Very touching... still, it would have been nice if hubby bought me some chocolates (but don't worry, i bought plenty of my own... and I'm not sharing LOL).
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Privet and Holly said...

Sounds like you
are married to
a special man!
Beautiful and
insightful words,
sweet Deb. I
hope your day
was as special
as you are!
xx Suzanne
PS: My mom is
in town and I'm
behind on visits;
we are tackling
a ton of projects.
PPS: Call me next
time you are in
town and we can
meet at MOA : )

Lisa Porter said...

Deb, I just love how you love your guy, your kids, your family, your friends....and The Steve!
We both have so much going on these days but you always make time to stop and connect with us, sometimes as a group of bbf's and sometimes it's just you and me.
That makes you so very special to everyone and to me. I hope you know that.
You are a valentine!
Xo Lisa

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Yes, it should be and you live it so fully! I just love how big in heart and full of life you come across in your blog. You are such a gift to us in the blog world, I can only imagine how wonderful those that are closest to you feel and are blessed :) XOXO

Punctuation Mark said...

what a beautiful post!!! hope you have a great week!!!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Love this post...just read it today..a bit late but was really sweet! :)))


Haute World said...

What a beautiful post! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved one! I do think love is something that should be celebrated all your round - a shame that a few new Valentine's Day as a reminder (mostly men... though not my man).

drollgirl said...

well this just about made me burst into tears. i am missing the love lately! hopefully this kind of love comes along soon for those of us that don't have it right this second! :)

C.J. said...

Oh Deb, I just realized how much I have missed reading you! Have much to tell you and almost everything is great. Love and Congrats to you, no one deserves it more than you.
Your Blog Sister,

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Deb!
This was a delightful post..... I like the comment about the noise and the dog, you are too funny! Maryanne xo

Shani Gilchrist said...

Chiming in extremely late, but this is the most delightful post and it made my whole face smile. Thank you! It reminded me again to make everyday Valentine's Day a little bit, even in the midst of children, dogs, work and life.



Francine Gardner said...

This year Valentine passed by without my noticing it...it is quite late that I read your touching post. You have such a way with words....belated Happy Valentine to you.

North of 25A said...

Lovely thoughts, Deb. And since I am just catching up to a post from 2/14 on 3/3 it works for me! Hope all is well with you.

Anthony said...

Beautiful, beautiful sentiments! You had me in tears by the end.

A Perfect Gray said...

you good...? thinking of you...


Dovecote Decor said...

I just came by to say hello. Happy Saint Patty's day to you.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

Hi, Deb! Just wanted to say, "hey" and see how you're doing! Hope all is well, kid!!