My Valentine

In three months time, Malcolm and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We met on a blind date when I was thirty and he was twenty-nine. He had a friend that happened to be dating a friend of mine and they decided to play Cupid. I am eternally grateful that they did, as that date was the beginning of our love story.

Malcolm was a refreshing surprise in the 1980’s with his “Boy Scout code of ethics” and gentlemanly ways. He was self-assured and accomplished, but not boastful; a man among boys.  One by one I met friends who respected and admired him, colleagues and clients who trusted his advice and relied on his wisdom, and family who adored him and supported his dreams.  He was (and still is) the smartest person in the room without trying to be. It is a fact easily accepted by those who know him.  Malcolm is honest and straightforward; the kind of person who tells you things you may not want to hear, but need to. I fell for him right away. He was easy to love.

Before Malcolm, I don’t think I really understood what “unconditional love” meant, or the kind of confidence and security that real love and acceptance and can promote. He did that for me. It feels amazing to be with the one person in this world that I was truly meant to be with.

P1490184 (2)

Happy Valentine’s Day sweetheart! I love you with all my heart!


11 Comments on “My Valentine

  1. This is heartwarming and beautiful. I love good love stories. Your husband sounds exceptional and you must be too to have ” snagged” him! What a terrific valentines day card and story.



  2. This is so sweet. I’m not romantic in the least, not even a little, but l found this sweet. Happy Anniversary (a little early l know). Here’ to many more years with our sweetie :-).


  3. Hi, Suzanne – Your wonderful tribute to your husband really resonated with me. I too met my husband on a blind date. I too stood in awe of his honesty, kindness, humble self-assurance, trust that he inspired…..(the list goes on)!
    Malcolm sounds like a remarkable man. Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding Anniversary!


    • Indeed the list goes on and we are two lucky gals to have found them. Next time we will have to compare their bad habits!! That’s an interesting list also.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Becky in Portugal

The Joy of Slow Travel


Adventures and Postcards from the road

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon


The Beach Girl Chronicles


envisioning & implementing life's next stage

Book Club Mom

Read this, not that!

Something to Ponder About

Lifestyle, Photography and Traditional Art

The Showers of Blessings

Giving and Receiving Blessings

wuthering bites

Writing practice

Petesteph1's Blog

"Shootin' from the Hip Photography Tips"

Change Is Hard

...but change is certain.


Midlife without the crisis


Love life! Sharing and caring!

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Retired Introvert

Navigating retirement as an introvert

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

The Chicago Files

A Canadian Perspective on Living in the Windy City!

Back Road Journal

Little treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life

%d bloggers like this: