Love is a many splendored thing,
Love lifts us up where we belong,
All you need is love.
Behind the consumerism and expectations, Valentine's day has a lovely sentiment. To remind people to celebrate the love they have. The lucky ones already do that on a daily basis however. Whispered I love you's in the dark, heartwarming smiles in the morning and cheeky goodbye pats on the bum. Anyone who knows Kevin knows that he is an amazing person. Always kind and trying to bring out the best in others without expecting anyting in return. People and animals alike can't help but be drawn in by his open spirit.
Two weeks until our grand trip starts and I couldn't imagine doing this with anyone else. In fact, I'm looking forward to being able to spend so much more time with him without the usual interruptions of work and chores. When you think about it, this is a massive commitment. We will be together pretty much 24/7 and its not going to be all rainbows and unicorns but I know from the past 9 years together that adversity only makes us stronger.
The open road lies ahead. I feel like Dorothy in the wizard of Oz (does that make Kevin Toto?). There's a wonderful, winding path that leads to all our dreams and we just have to take that first step.