Today is Valentine’s Day, a day set aside for celebrating love. Some people prefer not to think about today for a variety of reasons, some of which I greatly sympathize with. But for myself, I love today, and why wouldn’t I? My cup really *does* runneth over.

To kitanzi: You are still the best friend and sweetie and partner and wife anyone could ever hope for. My life began again when you came into it, and I look forward to looking back on all this in 40 years with you still right there by my side.

To aiela: We were there for each other at our lowest points, and here we are, still there for each other at our highest points. It’s been so wonderful the last few years watching you realizing your dreams, and I was so happy to stand beside you at your wedding.

To sweetmusic_27: One year later, and I adore you more than ever. Your enthusiasm and verve are an inspiration to me, and you’ve helped me hold together at times that I was falling apart. I’m looking forward to another “real date” with you and just plain spending more time being with you.

To cadhla: I can’t actually recall a time since I met you that I didn’t love you madly. You are always a source of joy and wonder to me, and sometimes I’m simply amazed that you love me too, but I never doubt it, because you show me in so many small ways.

To E: We haven’t really had a chance to touch base the last few weeks, but that’s ok. I’m still in no hurry, and we do have world enough and time. You are in my thoughts, and I greatly look forward to the next time I hear your voice.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves. You make my every day better, richer, and more meaningful, and I can’t imagine not having you be a part of it.