Our First Valentine’s Day | 14 February 2023

On Valentine’s Day, picked me up for lunch.

David was originally planning to surprise me today. And no, it wasn’t because of the fit. He wanted to surprise me because he knows this day means something to me. We did talk about when I get into funks and a lot of it is anxiety related. He knows that at times he will need to let me step aside, swing, walk, or create and just be alone until I’m out of anxiety. He does love me.

David surprised me with a floral unicorn. It’s artificial, so I don’t need to preserve it. Huzzah! We also walked along the river and he surprised me by taking photos. David said to me, “this is the best Valentine’s Day ever. I just wanted to spend the afternoon with you.” I agree.

I absolutely love her. David and I named her Suki; “Suki” is the Japanese word for “love.” Our Suki, our love.

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One thought on “Our First Valentine’s Day | 14 February 2023”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m all verklempt after viewing the floral unicorn and beautiful message that came with it as you and David marked your first Valentine’s Day as a couple. From this day forward, whenever you look at Suki, she will inspire you, warm your heart and remind you of this important “first” with David.

    It just so happens that the name “Suki” has special significance to me as well. “Suki” is the nickname of the Japanese foreign exchange student who stayed with my family in late 1963 through early 1964. “Suki” is short for Atsuko, the college girl’s given name. She came to live with us shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    David is a great partner to have. He understands your mood swings and your need for space. He rolls with it and keeps coming from love and tenderness. What a find!

    Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, dear friend JM!


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