Saturday, 13 February 2010


We're almost out- Photograph by Lazyfish-

Valentine's day is fast approaching, and due to our circumstances I can not treat my husband with a gift. I'm not romanticly charged either. Do not get me wrong, of course I sniffle and sigh when true love wins the nasty world in Pretty Woman, but show me good old fashioned Disney film, with lost pets finding their impossible way to home, and I'm howling for days!! Of course I love flowers, holding hands and the rest, but hunt for romantic gestures is not ruling my life. Giving a choise between Tarantino flick and Breakfast in Tiffany's, blood and guts wins it every time.

However, this week's post is dedicated to my hubby. I've ruthlessly borrowed Mark Twain's words to express myself better. I've also added pictures of items I'd give to him if I'd have a chance to do so.

This is the love letter from author Mark Twain to his wife, Livy, on her 30th birthday, 27 November 1875

"Livy darling,

Six years have gone by since I made my first great success in life and won you, and thirty years have passed since Providence made preparation for that happy success by sending you into the world. Every day we live together adds to the security of my confidence, that we can never any more wish to be separated than that we can ever imagine a regret that we were ever joined. You are dearer to me today, my child, than you were upon the last anniversary of this birthday; you were dearer then than you were a year before – you have grown more dear from the first of those anniversaries, and I do not doubt that this precious progression will continue on to the end.

Let us look forward to the coming anniversaries, with their age and gray hairs without fear and without depression, trusting and believing that the love we bear each other will be sufficient to make them blessed.

So, with abounding affection for you and our babies, I hail this day that brings you the matronly grace and dignity of three decades. "

Always Yours,


Anonymous said...

I have learned over the years that people mean so much more than things...I don't even want things as much as time with my hubby anymore. I like to know that I have his undivided attention and just being held in his arms is enough. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Beautiful post and a great reminder!

Lazyfish said...

Ah,l'amore!What would we do without love...thank you for featuring my image in this inspired blogpost :)

ingermaaike said...

Romanticism needn't be sweet and pink as long as it is covered in love any color is romantic :-D

SHEILA said...

That letter is beautiful. I think it was very thoughtful to share it and use it as your way to tell your husband how you feel! Thanks for sharing!