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We thought we could help Shannon by putting the question to you. So, send us your most creative, memorable, and successful ideas for romancing your husband, and we’ll post selective ones throughout this week. On Valentine’s Day, we will choose our favorite idea and award that person a $50 gift card—good for one romantic dinner.
(For all you husbands who peek in on this blog, the guys over at MarriedLife have been posting some sure-to-please ideas for showing your wife how much you love her.)
To kick things off, here’s my favorite poem, written by Anne Bradstreet. It hangs on the wall in our bedroom. May it inspire you, as it does me, to tell your husband just how much you love him—and not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day!
To My Dear and Loving Husband
“If every two were one then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If every wife were happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if ye can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is sure that rivers cannot quench,
Nor aught but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.”