Note from Megan: In honor of Valentine's Day week, I am sharing how love has affected many facets of my life. It's my Learning About Love series.
Don't miss the first installment: Bullies and Beauty, Learning to Love Myself.
And the second: For the LOVE of Food!
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!
Whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you take the time to remember all the people you love in your life today.
Jared and I actually have an unusual Valentine's Day tradition. It involves doughnuts, specifically heart-shaped Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
When Jared and I first started dating, one of the things which surprised him the most about me is I do not like doughnuts. Yes, I know. It's weird. I used to love doughnuts when I was a kid, but I fell off the bandwagon sometime in high school. Today, I still enjoy an occasional chocolate-iced doughnut, but in general, I don't like them.
Jared, of course, LOVES doughnuts, especially Krispy Kreme ones. I decided Valentine's Day was the one time of year I could make an exception, especially since Krispy Kreme has heart-shaped doughnuts. I mean, who can say no to something heart-shaped???
So for the past six years or so, I have given Jared heart-shaped Krispy Kreme doughnuts for Valentine's Day. Sometimes I get up extra early so he can eat them for breakfast, and sometimes we go after work and enjoy them together. It's a silly little thing, but one piece of wisdom I have learned in my almost three years of marriage is it's often the little things which keep you connected. Especially when you're married to a medical student!