Yes, it's here again; the holiday that millions of people love to celebrate...or try their level best to ignore. My feelings about Valentine's Day have always been a bit ambivalent. Millions of roses are delivered every year on February 14th yet, in my entire life, I've only received flowers for Valentine's Day once. Once! To make matters worse, they were from an ex-boyfriend and, while very sweet and certainly appreciated by me, let's just say they didn't go unnoticed by the current-at-the-time boyfriend. ;-)
When I finally married, I chose a man who didn't believe in "commercial holidays." Lest you think I suffered through 25 years of being unappreciated, let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. My late husband showered me with affection and lovely surprise gifts throughout our marriage. They just didn't arrive on the prescribed holidays.
All of this doesn't mean that I don't celebrate the concept of romantic love. Twenty-five happy years of marriage and hundreds of romance novels tucked throughout my house attest to the fact that I do. I've just chosen to expand my circle.
Let's celebrate Valentine's Day here at The Romance Dish by sharing our stories of love. Tell me about the special people in your lives who make you smile, make you laugh and melt your hearts. Maybe it's your husband, or a boyfriend, a pet, a best friend or a child in your life. Maybe it's an author who's written a book that gave you hope or made your heart sing. Let's dish about love in all its many forms and faces!
My goodie room (yes, it's moved from a closet to a room) is overflowing with books and swag so I'm giving away goodies to three randomly chosen people who leave comments on today's blog. It's my Valentine's Day gift to you!