Sharing the Love

 Jonathan and Helena Cavan

Jonathan and Helena Cavan

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In America, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s for everyone.

As children, we would give little pink cards to our fellow classmates and teachers in paper mailboxes on our school desks we’d made especially for the day.

When I first moved to the UK 22 years ago, I bought several packs of grown up Valentine’s Day cards and sent them all out to Jonathan’s family. They must have thought I was really weird! Needless to say, I didn’t do that again.

I get it now. Yesterday, I decided it was time and applied for my first UK passport. Wish me luck!

Today can be a difficult day for many and I like the truth in Gloucestershire singer Hattie Briggs’s lyrics, Share Your Heart “…It’s hard to find somebody when you’re searching for yourself – searching deep inside your heart…” https://youtu.be/zi08cfIFwUE

But life is a sequence of surprises and love usually comes where and when you least expect it.

I never expected I’d meet the man of my 5 year old dreams when I was three days twenty. And he never expected to marry a girl ten years his younger as a senior Microsoft executive! Yet, on 17th September 1992, my great Aunty Mildred introduced Jonathan and I to each other at a dinner party in her home (on purpose of course) and the rest is history. We were married the following November and moved to the UK the September after that so 23 years later, here we still are, and today, we’ve decided to share the love!

When our life got turned inside out and upside down with the diagnosis of Jonathan’s rare eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, in 2013, I remembered a childhood dream I’d had at age 5 and wrote a poem about it. An actor friend of mine read it for me along with the music that inspired it, so I’m sending the file along with the words, for you to enjoy. It’s all absolutely true. It will take you somewhere magical, I promise.

Do you know the magic penny song? It’s about giving away love and all the magic that comes in return. Here’s the original: https://youtu.be/FB5Z_30xSe8

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Helena Cavan