Topic: marriage

Where the heart is: Staying home on Valentine’s Day

Where the heart is: Staying home on Valentine’s Day

They say home is where the heart is. The longer my husband and I have been married, the more we find this to be true… especially on Valentine’s Day. When most couples are out on the town, braving the gridlock to go to a special dinner or concert, we’ve found ourselves heading the opposite direction. That means staying in when everyone else is heading out.

We all crave something special, and Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to share that something special with each other. Dinners and concerts are supposed to be special, and they can be. Lately, however, part of me doesn’t feel very special when I see legions of other people doing the exact same thing.

So here’s a proposal: why not stay in and show your home some love? The romance of a “Valentine’s night in” lies in privacy, in intimacy, in something unique that nobody else can share. Our homes are unique, and so are the lives we share within their four walls. Besides, I find there’s absolutely nothing romantic about traffic, so why deal with it at all when you can simply retreat into your own little world?