I Love You

Today is Valentine’s day and I have to work late tonight. I hope that I don’t get sacrificed because of this. I know that the ancient Romans may be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men, both named Valentine, on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. I’m glad my name is not Valentine.

Despite the fear, or maybe in part because of it, I want my wife to hear that “I Love HER more than I love anything else in the world!“, but I have to fulfill the commitments I have made and won’t get home till late.

So, I’m going to try to make it up to her by publicly telling her how much I love her and asking others to let her know this.

Here is my call to action for anyone who knows my wife:

I hope that someone reads this story this morning and will let my wife know that I wrote it for her. Send her a text, email, Facebook message, Tweet, LinkedIn message, call her or walk up to her and let he know that “I LOVE YOU!

If you need to know how much I love her, follow along folks.

My Public Statement of Love for my Wife:

Baby, I love you more than words can say. These three words say it all – I LOVE YOU!

You are the sexiest and most beautiful woman I have ever met and fortunately for me, you have found some happiness with me and have decided to stay around. I am so fortunate that I get to hold your hand, sit beside you and share my pillows with you. I LOVE YOU!

You have given me strength and hope in all I do and because of this I dream and chase my dreams. I LOVE YOU!

Because of the love that you share with me, we have beautiful children who are the reason I am who I am and have shaped the journey that we have been on together. I LOVE YOU!

Because of you I have purpose in my life.  You taught me to give, laugh, play and enjoy life and again, because of you, I understand the value of this so much more. I LOVE YOU!

You let me be who I am and do what I do because you love and believe in me. Even when I am playing the role of “Idiot”, you let me be who I am, knowing that I will return to being and acting much more positive. I LOVE YOU!

You support the crazy things that I want to have and want to do. I LOVE YOU!

You let me have my fantasies and even encourage me to some degree by laughing with me as I share the crazy stuff that is in my head. Yes, we will write this book one day. I LOVE YOU!

I don’t do cards, chocolates or flowers. I’m not a romantic or sentimental guy.  I did buy you a gift this year and I hope you enjoy it, even though it’s not wrapped in pretty wrapping paper with a card.

I offer you all the Love that I have to share and only offer it to you.

I imagine the time I will have with you and smile both inward and outward. Sometimes people think I am strange when I bust out with a smile for no known reason (to them)

I pray to God that you and I will be able to walk hand in hand thru life forever.

I recently heard someone say that she loves her husband because, “my hand fits his.” We don’t just fit each other. We fuel each other’s lives and aspirations and dreams. I want to do this forever because I LOVE YOU!

Please meet me as I head for our pillows tonight.

We’ll laugh and hug. We’ll kiss and then you can call me “Idiot” for my blog post. I’ll know that You LOVE ME and you’ll know that I LOVE YOU!

Happy Valentines Day Baby!

happy Valentines Day – Urgent Message

To all the Men who receive this – you are politely requested to forward this important message to your significant other immediately.

I feel obliged to share this message with everyone I know, especially those in some type of a relationship, be it marriage, dating or even shacking up with someone.

Today is February 14, 2008. In most of the country it is Valentine’s Day – the day where traditionally most men were required to show their affection for their wife and/or girl friend(s).

Effective earlier this week the powers that be (me) have created an entirely new ruling of this Hallmark day.

February 14 will still be referred to as Valentine’s day; however from now on this day is all about MEN!

Let’s be honest guys, this will be difficult for most of us to handle, mainly because most of us cannot handle change well. Time will help with this transition. As the great me we are, we will support each other thru this transition.

Similarly, there is no doubt in my mind that the women of the world will struggle accepting this as well, just as they struggle with anything that men require of them.

However, if we all work together on this change it can work and we will be happier.

The new requirements, (yes requirement is the correct word), is that the women of the world begin to honor, care for, cater to and most importantly abide by the word of their man more so on February 14th, than any other day of the year.

Please do not misunderstand this requirement, we will not tolerate , (and yes tolerate is the correct word), you minimizing the way you honor, cater to and care for your man every other day.

The requirement is that you simply “pick it up a Notch” on this particular day.

We know you can do it, put your mind to stepping up to the plate for your man with as much energy and determination as you have when you are stalking the new pair of shoes, or that new nail polish color.

You’re a women, you can do anything you set your mind to, especially if we support you with this new requirement.

Consider these simple acts during this day to show your man (or men) just how much you truly care for him:

· Help him get out of bed in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. No fu-fu creams or sugar – just pure Columbian coffee in a large man sized mug.
· Prepare a fabulous breakfast feast for him with all of great foods like scrapple, fried eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage and orange juice, (no cream of wheat or oatmeal ladies)
· Warm up his car before he leaves for the work (where he will slave to provide for you and your family)
· With no regard for your job or what you think you must do during the day, go to him during his lunch hour and bring him a lunch feast fit for a king such as a foot long Jersey Mike’s Sub, Beast sized bag of Chips or French Fries, 44 ounce Soda of his liking and a hot chocolate chip cookie big enough to choke an elephant.
· When he returns home for the job, be in the drive way to help him clean out his car, carry his briefcase to the den, his coffee mug into the Kitchen and then scurry back to him with a huge hug of appreciation for all that he does. Escort him to his recliner and unfold his newspaper (that you should not have read yet) on his lap opening it to the section that he most likes to read first (business, comics, sports, obituaries)
· Do not disturb him while he reads his paper and you complete cooking his final meal of the day. This meal does not need to be extra elaborate, just the basics of a great steak, steak fries and possibly a dinner roll or freshly baked bread. Do not tarnish this meal with anything as unacceptable as a vegetable or worst yet – a salad. This is to be a Man’s meal, not mommy serving dinner to the kids. (Oh, yeah – if you have kids, it is important that they be fed after your man is done. He should not be disturbed with the whining of little children during this meal.)
· After dinner you should escort your man to his favorite chair, bring him either an ice cold beer or possibly another cup of hot coffee and then you should scurry back to the kitchen to clean up after yourself.
· There are lots of ways that you can end this required day of celebrating your man. The requirements are quite strict in regards to this day. Remember the requirement bluntly refers to catering to and caring for your man and abiding by his word. We are all grown adults here, figure out what this means for you and make it happen.

Again women – listen up carefully – as stated earlier, I know this will be difficult to accept; however I am quite sure that you will benefit from accepting this requirement and that you do not want to face the consequences of failing to comply.

Thank you for hearing me and, in anticipation of complete acceptance of this new requirement by all women – thank you for conforming so eagerly and politely.