I'm reflecting on Valentine's Day and what it means. I always, always got a heart full of chocolate from my daddy. Now my children are getting giant Hershey Kisses from Mawmaw and Daddad, via mail. Valentine's Day was always a time that I was reminded that I have a family who loves me enough to remember a seemingly small thing every year. That tradition was expected and anticipated by two little girls who already knew they were loved. The little reminder brought joy and a life-long love of chocolate. I'm still grateful.
I was shopping for my 4 valentines and continuing the tradition, thinking about the joy I want to bring to my children. I bought a big box of chocolate for the fabulous husband. I honestly didn't expect anything in return, because of the illness mentioned yesterday.
A while back I had mentioned I wanted a new wedding band. Before you get all sentimental on me, I was not wearing the original, which I outgrew with our first pregnancy. I have a diamond ring that I was not wearing because of eczema and the constant need for winter lotion (and a possible statement against blood diamonds, still mulling that one over and deciding if I will wear it again).
So I mentioned this ring I really liked and thought no more of it (except for looking at it and trying it on every time I went to that store).
Well, here it is...
Let me say that this ring is HUGE!! I love it! And I was surprised, he knew which one I wanted. This ring shouts "I'm taken, back off Jack." (That is a figurative Jack not a literal one.)
And that is my fabulous new Steve Madden purse, that I found on clearance at tjmaxx. Great bargain.
We are at this moment watching Fireproof.
It seems a very appropriate movie for Valentine's Day.
I don't think making VDay a huge deal, but I look at it as a chance to be reminded that love is important, but showing love is equally if not more important.
I hope your Valentine's is as great as mine has been, and it's only noon.