Today is Valentine’s Day.
It happens to be my grandmother’s birthday. And, today, my husband’s nephew is also getting married!!!
In general, this is a holiday to celebrate romantic love.
My husband always chuckles that the reason I chose to marry him was very unromantic. He always wishes I would have married him for his good looks and lean hard body. Instead, I married him because he was respectful towards his mother.
My theory is: once a man is comfortable with you, he will treat you the way he treats his mother. I calculated that if my husband would treat me the way my husband treated his mother then our life together would be great. – I was right!
My husband is not only handsome, he is as good to me as he was to his mother (A”H).
But, love is so much more than how another person makes us feel.
Love is an action.
We grow to love others by giving and doing for them. Love is the feeling that comes after we give selflessly of ourselves to another person. The more we give, the more we love we have.
Mazel Tov Chaim and Rivki!