You can’t count on planes and weather but we still can count on each other even when it’s hard and the things don’t work out as we have planned. And that’s all that really counts. Even if I missed the Late Valentine’s Day, I can see how it could have been if the storm Doris hadn’t cut our wishes. It’s sad and sweet at the same time to see how well everything was planned and how much I was waited for. These are the pieces of what I would have got if I had managed to reach Dublin. And that’s exactly how the long-term relationships feel – probably more romantic because of the shortness of every moment that you can spend together in reality but sad as well because of the same reason.
That’s exactly what was waiting for me besides of all the plans that we had for this short weekend. But we just put it on the waiting list, whenever the time will come. Who said that the Valentine’s Day has to be in February – we will just make a new calendar for ourselves and one day we will have it all. I know it, that’s why I have already started to make the next plans. You have to make the work to fit into your life, not your life to fit into our work.
Valentine’s Day is a new holiday in Estonia and actually, we call it a Friend’s Day instead and it’s not so awfully romantic at all. The media has tried to sparkle it up a bit and present it as a romantic day but even among youth, it is still more a day when you make a small present for your friend perhaps and nothing else.
As I have worked as an English teacher for ages, I have always added Valentine’s Day to my lessons as an interesting culture example of English speaking countries and so for me, it has been a romantic day all the time. During the last years, it has stepped out of my English books and started to be a real Valentine’s Day for me as well. And I must admit, that I like it a lot. It’s nice to be someone’s Valentine and it’s nice to be remembered and spoiled with a cute present and feel loved. It’s actually so much more than just nice.
My Valentine’s gifts this year were very red, hearty and also sweet but that part I have eaten already. I especially liked that sharing everything with you because it’s exactly how I feel and it’s exactly how we really are. We like to share everything and that’s the best part of our relationship.
A long-term relationship, unfortunately, doesn’t let you be with your loved one every single time when there’s a romantic day. Maybe we are just two well-matching romantic halves but we have managed well so far – believing in each other, supporting and loving, and also missing, longing and loving, setting our Big Goals, planning, sitting at the airports, reading flight schedules for pleasure, dreaming and making wish lists for our travels and other dreams and having long chats on the Internet. That’s why my Valentine’s Card has two sides – one for the life on the Internet, especially on FB messenger, the other for our times spent together, both have been good.
And now I am waiting for my Late Valentine’s Day in Dublin, just 4 days to go.