Married couples know how easy it is to let the spark fade away from their relationships. Sure, your marriage may begin with lots of passion.
Soon enough, though, the reality of daily life begin to intrude. You have to pay the bills, wash the car and make sure dinner ends up on the table.
Then children arrive, and with them comes an entirely new kind of busyness. Romantic gestures soon fall way down the priority list as mere survival claims the top spot.
However, it’s still important to let your spouse know how much you appreciate him or her. It’s something that celebrities have made into an art form.
Rocker Benji Madden has shared multiple social-media tributes to his wife, actress Cameron Diaz. According to International Business Times, his most recent one was a Valentine’s Day message packed full of sentimental appreciation.
“Light of my life, [the] only thing that could rival your beauty is your heart,” he wrote. “I’m very grateful. Happy Valentine’s!”
According to the Daily Mail, Australian vocalist Guy Sebastian did much the same thing for his wife, Jules Egan. He shared to social media the video for his song “Perfection,” along with throwback snaps of their early years together.
He wrote some tongue-in-cheek words of devotion, too, saying, “I wrote this song for our wedding day and [bawled] my eyes out — mainly because I moved myself with my own voice. You’re the kindest and most beautiful person I know apart from myself.”
Egan found the post hilarious, but all of these celebrity gestures highlight a problem for us ordinary folks: Famous people find it easy to get their romantic gestures amplified by the media. Normal people have to get more creative, and that’s exactly what one husband from Maine did.
According to a Facebook post, Linda Saulter was arriving home on Valentine’s Day. Snow plows had piled the snow up all around her home, but the big drifts looked different on this day.
Her husband had spray painted an adorable love letter on the snow banks for everyone to see. It read, “Reasons I love Linda Fay.”
Those reasons included the fact that she was a “soulmate,” “best friend,” “loving mother,” “self sacrificing,” and “caring.” Drifts at the end of the road finished off the message with, “You are the best,” and “Most of all putting up with me.”
And that wasn’t the end of it either. Saulter’s husband had an entire evening planned for them.
“After 26 years of marriage, my husband still steals my heart,” Saulter wrote. “Driving home tonight, I rounded the corner and followed love notes in the snow.
“Then a snowmobile ride ,wine and cheese snuggled in the snow, watching the sunset. Gotta love this guy!”
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