A Valentine’s Note to my Husband

Written By: The Planet D

Too many times Valentine’s Day is about the guy courting the girl, bringing her roses and chocolates and spending far too much money on a romantic meal.

Although, in today’s world of dating, where kids break up over a text message, declare their love on Facebook and Tweet their indiscretions to the world, I wonder what Valentine’s day means to anyone?

valentine's day dave and deb

A Valentine’s Note to my Husband

For me, Valentine’s Day gives me a chance to tell the world what a great guy I married. Dave and I met in 1991, in college.

We wore similar cowboy boots (or as we said to each other after it was pointed out by my roommate Melissa, “You have the same cowboy boots!”

We watched a Blue Rodeo Cover Band play at Tequila Willies, went on our first date two days later, and a couple of weeks later, Dave moved in with me and my four roommates who lived in an already crowded townhouse.

(But everyone was happy because hey, it was less rent to pay!) We were inseparable right from the start.

valentine's day note to my husband

Each Day is Valentine’s Day

Dave and I have never been ones to celebrate occasions. We’ve always tried to make every day count and every day special. When you put all your stock into making one perfect day, it is always a big letdown.

I think that is why we never made a big deal about getting married. We booked a trip to the Dominican Republic and decided to make that our honeymoon after the fact.

Our Wedding

We had just over a week until we flew out, so we went to city hall, filled out our marriage license, and were married the following Friday night, after work. It’s worked out well for us. We have never regretted not having the big lavish wedding.

Instead, we have cherished the sunsets we have watched around the world, we have bonded climbing mountains, cycling continents, taking road trips, and making time for one another.

We’ve enjoyed going to the movies and sharing a large popcorn, we love going for walks and having regular romantic dinners out. If we feel like buying each other something special, we do.

But not because it’s a birthday or Valentine’s Day.

enjoying a beavertail at winterlude
Dave and Deb enjoying a beavertail

I am the luckiest girl in the world. I don’t think there is a better man out there. Dave opens his heart to the world and isn’t afraid to let people know that he loves me. That is rare for a man.

I recently watched our Travel and Escape Video where he brought me (and everyone else) to tears at the end when we declared that he gets to share his life with his soul mate.

Our Travel and Escape Story

He stole the show again in our Expedia spot when we said: ” I discovered why I fell in love with her in the first place.”

Our Expedia Commercial

What woman doesn’t want a man to tell the world how much he loves her? I get that every day and every day I am thankful that he chose me and that I get to spend my life with him.

Let me tell you about Dave…

Not only is Dave sensitive and caring, but he’s also a guys guy who enjoys talking sports and music. Guys like hanging out and having a beer with him and all the ladies think he’s simply the best. I am always in awe of how everyone who meets Dave loves Dave. I am so proud of him each day.

He makes me a better person. I know that I have a lot of faults, but I know that when I have Dave at my side, he makes me better. I’m nicer, I’m funnier, I’m more confident and I’m smarter because I know he’s there to back me up, correct me when I’m wrong, and fill in my sentences when I go blank.

Valentines day 2

Dave is an extraordinary cook. He is a whiz at computers. He is strong yet vulnerable. He takes care of me. He puts up with my moods and my temper and he provides for me.

He listens to my constant worries and understands that I can never shut off my brain. He has patience and will always stop what he is doing to help me when I can’t figure out some technical error on my computer or how to change the settings on the TV.

He never judges me and loves me just the way I am.

I can never understand how I don’t drive him mad but he always looks at me with love in his eyes. I wake up to a smile and a good morning every day, I go to bed with laughter and spend my day with the man I love.

valentines day

Thank you, Dave, for loving me, and thank you for making each day Valentine’s Day.

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About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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32 thoughts on “A Valentine’s Note to my Husband”

  1. This is so sweet! You guys are awesome, and I’m so happy for you that you found each other. Andy and I don’t bother with Valentine’s Day and we only barely acknowledge our anniversary (last year we went to brunch & did a little day drinking) but he’s sweet to me every day & that’s more important.

  2. I appreciate you for this wonderful blog! You have really inspired me for a Valentine Day gift to my partner. I like to customize the gift rather than ready-made. I have customized a beautiful jar with the help of KindNotes. You have greatly helped and motivated me from inside. Keep updating this type of blogs, Thanks a lot!!

  3. both of these are looking so good that i glad to see that they still love them with the same passion and the way they travel is quite different i mean all you know that travelling with your life partner and exploring the world

  4. your post is very heart touching ,i appreciate here if you have trust, honesty, true feelings for each other then every day would be valentine day ,True love is never depends on special occasions. it is very inspiration post to every one.

  5. That last photo, where is that taken? What activity is that? Looks like something I need to try… Hahaha
    Awesome valentines day note! 🙂

    • It was taken in New Zealand at the Nevis Bunjy jump by AJ Hackett You can get a package, Bunjy and then go and do the swing. It’s the highest swing in the world!

  6. Loved this piece! I too have seen you two together and you do fit beautifully – it’s always a pleasure to be in your company because each of you individually is so dynamic but together the dynamic duo is complete. I’m not much of a romantic but – wait – after reading this I might reconsider because I did feel a major tug at my heartstrings. May you have many more Valentine’s Days, even if for you, that’s every day.

    • Thank you Leyla! I’m glad we could turn you into a bit of a romantic because we’re a couple of romantics at heart:) thank you for your kind words!

  7. Agreed. We’re supposed to show we love each other more because of one certain day? Everyday should be V-day. Great story you two. Even though Q & I have been together 9 years now, our recent RTW trip made us communicate and open up more than ever!

    • That’s great to hear! I do think that travel brings people together. When you only have one another to rely on, it forces you to communicate like you never have before. Being able to share incredible experiences together always strengthen a relationship to. Who knows where we’d be if we never took that first trip to Thailand in 2000.

  8. What a beautiful heart felt post! I don’t even know you guys and I felt the love.

    I too am traveling (nomadically – if thats even a word!) with the love of my life and I couldn’t imagine sharing this amazing journey with anyone else but him. We are very lucky to have found our soul mates I think 🙂

    • Thank you Nicole. We are all so lucky to be traveling with the one we love. I’m so happy for you being able to live your dreams as well!

  9. OMG ~teary eyes~ (trying not to cry while reading this) What a heart warming post! so beautiful and I'm envious of your happiness! you're one lucky girl. Thanks for sharing this. Happy valentine's day to you both (",).

  10. I truly hope that I can be part of a couple that is as loving and supportive of each other as you two. What a heartwarming post! Love you guys – now you’re going to make me cry! xoxox

  11. (Trying not to cry at work…) I absolutely love this. You two are an incredible model of love, marriage, and happiness. Happy Valentine's to you both!

    • Thanks Tanya, Dave is always doing such wonderful things for me, I really wanted to pay him a tribute. Valentine’s Day seemed like a good time to do it.Happy Valentines day to you too!

  12. A couple who ziplines, do safaris and jump into arctic waters together will stay looooong together. May you have more adventures together!

    • Thank you Jennifer! I’ve also seen you and Tim together, you have a very special guy and relationship as well. It’s so amazing to meet other couple’s who love each other and prove that happy marriages aren’t a dying breed.

  13. I love that you wrote this. Having seen you two together I know how much you love each other and it reminds me so much of Laura and I.

    Hope that wherever you are in the world today you find some quiet time away from the craziness of life.

    *hugs* to you both.