I screwed up.
I forgot to make dinner reservations.
Though my wife celebrates all of the chocolate holidaysEaster, Hallowe'en, Christmas, and Valentine's Daywe never really make a big deal about the holiday of love.
So, when we talked about dinner plans and she reminded me that we had a gift certificate for an Ottawa restaurant, I said that I'd make us reservations for tonight.
And then I promptly forgot.
On Monday, as we drove into work together, I was asked if I made reservations. That's when I remembered that I had forgotten. I said I'd call when I got to my office. But then I forgot until she called later that morning to remind me. And so I called as soon as she and I hung up.
Of course, the restaurant was booked solid. They could take us at 3. Or at 10.
Too early and too late.
And so, I screwed up.
But I do say this to my dear wife. I may forget some things, but I never forget the most important things in life. Like you, and our life together with our wonderful girls.
I screwed up this week and I'll screw up again.
But I love you.
Happy Valentine's Day.