I am trying not to be into the whole obligated holiday thing. It may be sweet for some, but we need our money for something else at my house. I am excited about the “I love yous” on a daily basis. Happy that my hubby loves me 365 days a year and not just on the one day. Happy that my hubby provides for us, feeds us (even will go to the grocery for us), that he takes my son to ball practice, that he mows the yard, that he chases moles, that he is a good driver, that he is a great grill cook, that he can stand my craziness, that he is a great dad and husband. I guess I am grateful that he doesn’t need $100 spent on him on Valentine’s Day, he knows how I feel.
That aside, I was very happy with the gesture from people that did NOT have to show me their love today.
First is my beautiful teenage daughter, who at times I know would LOVE to claim that she was adopted! She decided to take time out of her night last night to make her family a cake. This was the first cake that she made all by herself from scratch. It was a tasty cake too. I am so proud of her!!! She’s pretty wonderful!
Then there is Cassie Rogers. She hasn’t known me for long, but in the time that she has known me she has embraced me and picked me up after I had been terribly hurt. She has embraced my craziness and as a matter of a fact, I think she might be as crazy as me. She doesn’t crowd me, she knows that I like my sleep, and she still accepts me. She has done a few things for me that have shocked me; people just don’t do things for people anymore. Once she bought me some hand gel because we were talking about it and well, she listened. Another time, she went to the movies with me for 10 hours and she brought me a goodie bag and a Breaking Dawn pin (that I love). And today she topped the cake, she came to school and brought me a Valentine!!! She did not have to do that! How wonderful is that? I don’t deserve it, but I gratefully accept it (it was yummy too).
My point? Do I ever have one? This time I think that I do..... just that I am grateful for all those in my life that love me every day and NOT just Valentine’s Day.