“…I told you I’ve never loved anyone the way I love you?”
Words uttered by M yesterday afternoon.
wow, really? Me? You’ve never loved anyone the way you love me…not even your ex-wife? <–my thoughts
Those words swirled around in the back of my mind but what also swirled around was how very much I love him back and that I finally feel like I am allowing myself to love him as deeply as he loves me.
My response (after kissing him, of course)?
“I love you…and I’m not sure you’ve ever been loved for all that you are before, or for the right reasons. I do.”
This weekend has been utterly amazing, starting with hearing those words. We opted to stay in and concoct a fancy meal with some fancy wine and just be…rather than fight the masses going out for Valentine’s Day dinners with overpriced meals and fancy extras, when we could so much better at home.
And that’s just what we did. Here’s our menu:
Olives and cheese (starter)
Salad (course one)
Carrot soup (course two)
Grilled Salmon with an ‘M original’ sauce he created on the fly (SO good), roasted asparagus, jasmine rice (course three)
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream frosting (two confessions: I made these from a box and made them low fat)
Wine: Hop Kiln Russian River Red (so, so, so good!)
It was a leisurely meal, starting around 6 (cooking started then), ending around 9:30 and then complete with a movie on the couch, and an unbelievably evening (with some other details I’d rather leave out…but I’ll leave it at…amazing).
But the best part of the entire night was just that…spending the time together, uninterrupted. We had some very deep conversations (more on that later), he gave me a gorgeous earring and necklace set (spoiled, I tell you…he’s too much!). And I finally feel myself completely letting myself go into this relationship and it feels like we’re hitting a new stage in our relationship. The love is palpable. Our future is too. And I couldn’t be happier.