A couple of nights ago, my love surprised me with a dozen red roses. Flowers bring a smile to my face at any time and on the particular night, roses were an expression of love indeed. Red, even more so. When Dan proposed, he gave me red roses for the first time as a statement of his love and commitment. That was a happy, joyous time in our lives. When he gave me these roses, it was a more difficult time. A day when daily life had been hard, when I think we were both tired, sad, and frustrated. When Dan gave me the roses, he said that only red would  do. I was instantly reminded of the first roses with the love and commitment they signified. How much more so with these ones. To me they said, “We face these days together and you are the only one that I choose”. I love you.