Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Valentine wish for our readers

Every day, we wake up,

Not knowing what's to come.

The morning may be bright,

Or the day may be glum.

After 168 years,

We've worked through it all.

We've brought you news

Through winter, spring, summer and fall.

We've faced the biting winter cold

And sweltering summer heat

To bring the latest news

To a community that can't be beat.

Through hurricanes and droughts,

Through floods, freezes and fires,

We work to bring the best

To an area that inspires.

Since our founding in 1846,

We've shared a special bond.

Through good times and bad,

We know that you'll respond.

You've stood with us through failure.

You've cheered on our success.

Your loyalty sustains us

Through all the troubles and stress.

We've been a part of your lives,

And you are part of ours.

We've shared the latest news

And more to fill your empty hours.

You've opened your homes to us

And read with your morning cup.

You've let us entertain you

And lift your spirits up.

And when you've finished reading,

You've used our product well

For wrapping gifts and presents

Or lining boxes that smell.

So on this Valentine's Day,

We want to thank you all

For all the years of loyalty

From our readers big and small.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.