|Happy Valentine's Day|
Peace Corps is not always romantic. Let's be honest. When the nearest toilet is just a bucket away and you think nothing of vomiting into a plastic bag, then your standards of privacy and decency have certainly dropped. When you shave once a month and poop into a hole, there isn't really too much left to the imagination. Add a little sickness, a few rashes, and a dash of diarrhea, and you have a recipe for a rather unflattering Valentine's Day.
As you can tell from the picture above, Dan and I were both feeling a little under the weather on this particular Valentine's Day. We didn't let that stop us, however, from enjoying an evening out on the town. After five years together, at least we still have a sense of humor!
Here's to real love-- to grown-ups who support each other and treat each other with unfailing kindness and respect. Here's to real love-- the bond that develops and strengthens even after the initial infatuation has passed. Here's to the man who takes her temperature and runs to get the toilet paper. Here's to the woman who washes his underwear.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! It might not be picture-perfect, but it's love.
|You know that he's a good match when he remembers to pack your toilet paper|