my valentine

he slides along the kitchen floor in slippers and fuzzy blue pyjama pants, grabs his nachos and root beer, then races back towards the tv room. “it’s starting!” he calls.

that’s my cue. i put down my book and grab my snack of milk and cookies. protest loudly as i hear the show starting. he’ll rewind it once i get there. he starts it so i’ll get moving.

it’s what we do every evening before bed. it doesn’t matter what we watch–just that we’re watching it together, side by side, munching quietly, dropping crumbs on housecoats and pyjamas, laughing.

we’ve been married five and a half years. i can still recall the early days: days of darkness-days when we’d scream, doors would slam, and hearts would hang, disheveled. those days are over–as is my eating disorder. he waited for me, and i came around.

now we sit side by side, my valentine and i, eating and loving in this house full of grace.dsc_0148



  1. AmmeePearl said,

    February 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    yay! I’m so proud of you!! In this world where marriages are so fragile and fickle, it takes a lot to kepp it strong, and it always will be a dance of laughter and tears and give and take — have fun in New York girl!!!
    Bless you both! love, a.

  2. Meghan said,

    February 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Wow. You’ve got an amazing man; he must ADORE you! Happy Valentine’s Day, you two!

  3. February 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Emily of the brave and beautiful heart.

  4. Teneale said,

    February 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing that part of your life with me. I have tears of happiness in my eyes to read the joy that you and Trent share together. 5 years goes by fast hey? Rob and I share the same kind of evening, although it is quickly turning into feeding and changing Logan together!

  5. Naomi said,

    February 14, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    wonderful, so happy for you xx

  6. joannamallory said,

    February 15, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! What a beautiful triumph to be celebrating together.

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