This was probably one of the hardest holidays to celebrate apart. He couldn't just send me flowers or whisk me away to dinner - but Dan was super creative despite the distance. Our first year apart, He sent me a package that had things I could open on certain times, including my favorite Reese's Valentine Hearts and my "Red Roses" CD Mix. One the second Valentine's Day, we enjoyed dinner together. We both cooked the same meal, which was quite the task for me living in N.Africa. I learned that the word for blue cheese in arabic is the same in french... (blue...pronounced with a french accent) We had blue cheese smothered filet mignon with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. For dessert we had chocolate chip cheesecake! It was yummy to eat together at the same time, as if we were sitting together at a nice restaurant. He also made me a special Cd (not like the monthly cd's he would send) that had love songs and even a theme to it! I still treasure those cds and the work that he put into the covers and album artwork and the songs too!