Valentine's Day is coming up. It's very special holiday for me. I met partner on a blind date, setup by a mutual friend. This friend gave me $20 to take partner out as I was flat broke. This friend was also one of my groomsmen. So anyways. I met partner on Valentine's Day. I got engaged on Valentine's Day and then Married on Valentine's Day. The ceremony was white lace and bloody roses everywhere. It was lovely. We're lovely
As a teenager, I always hated Valentine's Day because I never got any cards or presents. I never had a boyfriend or even a date. In recovery it seemed like cupid was not interested in me. In recovery I began teaching and I had a client who had been stood up at the altar by her PoA. She was terrified of planning a wedding with her new boyfriend. I pushed her a little and she came up with a great solution. She sent out invitations to an engagement party on Valentine's Day. When she arrived she was wearing a floor-length red dress. I remember thinking she was over dressed.
After awhile she and her boyfriend made an announcement that this was really a surprise wedding. They got married that night and as she walked down the aisle she stopped to hand me her bouquet and give me a hug. Now Valentine's Day is my favorite day of the year. I like to play the song, "The Lady in Red," and remember how my friend faced her fear and finally made it to the alter.
If you do not have a partner or lover then send a Valentine to a friend. Buy yourself one. Celebrate your recovery.
This is a very hard day for me. My dating partner ghosted me 2/13 ( Bad relationship I was needing to leave anyways though) So on one hand I'm struggling...but on the other...bought myself flowers...went to the gym...and am trying to find peace in this otherwise horrible day.