Well, yesterday was Valentine’s Day. I did surprisingly well until right before I went to bed and ran across a TikTok of Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani doing a cover of “More than Words”. That was Tom and I’s song and I just lost it. To be fair, I’d have lost it no matter what day of the year it was.

It wasn’t like Tom and I made a huge deal of Valentine’s Day. There weren’t flowers, candy, jewelry. It was the simple things we treasured.

One of my strongest Valentine’s Day memories is from when the kids were little. A friend whose husband was out of town that evening offered to watch our kids. We dropped them off, then went back to our house and ate Hot Pockets and played Nintendo.

Another year we made coupon booklets for each other. When we were doing some cleaning during quarantine in 2020, I found out that Tom still had the one I had made for him.

If you want to hear the cover of “More than Words”, I found this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvpbiNfb2I


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