Valentine's Day creates an unusual pressure to celebrate love in a day, as if one day is a sufficient container to commemorate all that makes a love great.
There's nothing large that makes my and Charlotte's relationship amazing. Instead, there is an endless list of small reasons — little things about the way we interact, what we bring out in each other, and what we learn about ourselves through one another.
All these small things, in isolation, seem kind of mundane. Almost non-reasons. None of them individually warrant a big proclamation on a day like today, but when they compile on one another, moment after moment, and pair themselves with the commitment that we have to continuing those small things, a love is born. And that's worth celebrating.
So today, we decided to wake early and watch the sunrise together. Tonight, we'll watch the sun set. In between, we're just hanging at a cafe and doing some work. Because what makes this love great is that we start and end each day together.