Valentine's Day was a very good one at our house this year. It was our 18th one together, which seems amazing to me because I never thought I would be with anyone this long. It is not easy, but what blazing adventure ever is easy? I don't have the art of relationship or marriage figured out at all. But I do know this. It is important to pause and pay attention to the soul living with you, to recognize how your partner is changing, to listen, and to laugh together. This week while my husband has some vacation time we are attending to the closeness between us, a shared space of the heart.